TGO Challenge Video — hee hee!

25 August, 2008

It happens that the bloke who used to be my guitar teacher recorded a very funny song about a holiday in Scotland, and it occurred to me this morning to set some Challenge pics to it and make a video.

It’s mainly pics from my 2006 crossing, but there are some pictures from 2005 as well. All the usual suspects will find themselves featured at one point or another (or several, heheh…)

Well, if you watch it then I hope you enjoy 🙂

Incidentally, I’ll put the larger, better quality vid up on MegaUpload, so if you’d like a copy you can download it there. (Membership isn’t necessary, though it’s free and I think downloads may happen faster that way.) I’ll add a link to it here when it’s up.

Edited to say:

Megaupload download link here.

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Backpacking photos: Pyrenees 2006 (Haute Route)

22 August, 2008

I’ve uploaded the pictures I took during my walk along the Pyrenean Haute Route (High Level Route) between Borce (near Lescun) and Gavarnie in August 2006. Anyone who’d like to take a look can find them here.


Backpacking photos: Pennine Way, March 2008

20 August, 2008

Last March I did most of the Pennine Way again, and I’ve been putting some pictures up at SmugMug. I might write it up at some stage, but in the meantime, and for those who’d like to see what a late winter/early spring Pennine Way looks like, you’re welcome to take a scan at the piccies.

This SmugMug place seems really excellent, btw. The only thing is that it takes quite a long time to upload the pictures, and so I’ve only got about a third of them up so far. I’ll put the rest of them up over the next day or so, and then I’ll go back and add captions and maybe a bit of further info.


Coast to Coast – Finished! Grosmont to Robin Hood’s Bay posted :)

19 August, 2008

At last! Grosmont to Robin Hood’s Bay can be found here 🙂


Trip photos: Pyrenees, Dales Way, Pennine Way & food

19 August, 2008

I’ve almost finished writing up my C2C trip now, but I’ve got hundreds of photos from trips to the Pyrenees, the Dales Way, the Pennine Way and various shorter outings that I haven’t written up.

I’m thinking that when I’ve finished the C2C I’ll put up the photos from those trips. It seems a pity to just hide them away on my hard drive, and it’ll be liberating not having to dig out my notes and write them up at the same time.

In the meantime, I’ve got a 14 day free trial of the photo site–SmugMug–where Streapadair has his amazing walking photos, so I thought I’d make a test gallery showing pictures of how to make the little pork and prawn wontons I made a couple of nights ago, for my Thai’ish soup. Click on the wonton piccy above to get to the gallery 🙂


Coast to Coast – Cringle Moor/Cold Moor to Grosmont

18 August, 2008

Only one more to go now! Day 11–Cringle Moor/Cold Moor to Grosmont–is here.

Coast to Coast 2007

Coast to Coast 2007


Tune for the day :)

17 August, 2008

Reading Gayle’s blog just now reminded me of how much I like to listen to music while I’m walking. This has always been one of my favourite tunes–I remember singing it for my choir audition at school, and failing to get in… Sigh…

Still, it only struck me this evening when I read Gayle’s blog that it’s quite an appropriate walking song. Well, parts of it, anyway. I’m also v. fond of the Swingle Singers, and so here it is in all its glory, reproduced for your listening pleasure 🙂

The Ash Grove – The Swingle Singers

Edited to add:

ZOMG! One of my favourite pieces of music by my favourite composer, culled just now from the bowels of YouTube! Amazing!

*melts into a big, happy pool of goo*

The Harmonious Blacksmith (Handel) — The Swingle Singers