The highs and lows of not researching your destinations!
It’s a question I frequently ask myself, and perhaps the question should be “Should I train for a half marathon with a dodgy knee?”, but hey, I signed up for one in spite of my ongoing injury, so I thought I’d share how I’m managing that, and how I hope to get to the finish […]
If you read my last post, or if you’ve visited Venice before, you’ll know that Venice is expensive. There’s not much to do for free, and lots of opportunities to be scammed. Careful planning really helps with this city, more than most places! So we obviously made that easy for ourselves by planning a 3 […]
The motorway from Stresa to Venice was not a fun motorway – average speeds must have been 140/150kmh and people liked to tell us to move over by riding up inches behind us at those speeds, even if we had nowhere to move to! Now, you might be thinking “you can’t drive through Venice, what […]
As I write, we are currently driving home from our challenge, sore, tired and slightly broken. We had an amazing day yesterday but the full 14 peaks eluded us. I had had some knee pain in the week leading up to the challenge so had taken the week easy and just tried to make sure […]
(all photos from hikes in Snowdonia 3 months ago) Or should that be, “How to not prepare”? Tomorrow, I shall be undertaking a challenge known as The Welsh 3000s. The challenge is to climb every peak in Wales over 3000ft, in under 24 hours. They thankfully all lie within Snowdonia, but it does mean you […]
Wednesday 5th June Taking advantage of my apparent health improvement, we were up in good time to get in our first bit of hiking. We had seen in our Cicerone walking guide that there was a good hike involving a mountain just beyond our village. Actually, the hike suggested getting the cable car up to […]