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Gym? “No, Thanks”, Says The Gym Grouch

My Relationship To Gyms Well. There is none. As an outdoorsy person I don’t see much of a point to run on a treadmill in a place where there is an subtle pressure to compete with each other. I prefer … Continue reading

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Daydreaming about retirement – On a hike in East Sussex

18.7. 14km – with Prasana. One a hike somewhere in Sussex, in the middle of nowhere on a sunny, warm Saturday morning: What else can you do as a pensioner than putting on your best blue-white striped bikini, that barely … Continue reading

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Devil’s Passage in Kitzbühel Alps – “Honey, what’s this axe doing here?”

I felt reminded of the Devil’s Staircase on the West Highland Way in Scotland when I heard about Devil’s Passage. So I thought, alright, it’s gonna be a fairly decent climb up some hill. What else can it be?! On … Continue reading

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Easter in Cornwall II – Pendeen to Land’s End/Porthcurno on the South West Coast Path

18,6km – with Prasana. ↑590m ↓660m Today wasn’t as bad as yesterday. I’m 5cm shorter and my feet are tired from all this walking yesterday but the path was much more comfortable to walk on today. Not too many ups … Continue reading

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Easter in Cornwall III – Porthcurno to Mousehole/Penzance on the South West Coast Path

18km – with Prasana. ↑730m ↓820m Before we started our walk we visited the Minack Theatre in Porthcurno. It reminded me of open air theatres in Greece, directly by the seaside with a view onto the ocean and cliffs. The … Continue reading

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Easter in Cornwall – St. Ives to Pendeen on the South West Coast Path

25,5km – with Prasana. ↑1150m ↓1050m Easter Weekend: 4 days off. Travel time! We took the train Thursday afternoon down to Cornwall, arrived in the late evening and could start our walk on the next morning. St. Ives is a … Continue reading

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Hardknott Roman Fort in Lake District

The Hardknott Roman Fort is one of the most remote Roman forts in Britain. You can find it in the Eskdale Valley in Cumbria, England, and it’s dated from the early 2nd century CE when the Emperor Hadrian ruled in … Continue reading

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“I’m a rubbish navigator!” – How to get around Hartley Wintney

17,5 km – with Louise. Lou-time. Agreed on weeks ago we finally made it to our first walk this year. Having forseeing faculties we picked a sunny, warm spring day, allowing us to strip off wool hat, gloves and waterproofs. … Continue reading

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Folkestone Circular – A Tale About a Little Hot Chocolate Cup

13,1 km (8.2 miles) – with Prasana. Starting our walk in Folkestone centre, we got ourselves a hot chocolate to take away – as encouragement and sugar boost for the walk that was about to begin. As there were no … Continue reading

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649,4 km full of stories

Alright, admittedly I got curious. After writing about all my hikes and hitting the new year, I wanted to know how much I walked. And here we are: 649.4km. With a few turns here and there, not all of these … Continue reading

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