Greetings fellow Adventurers! Today's trek took us eight miles further and across a county boundary. We set off from the 'Point of Ayr' in Flintshire to Rhyl in Denbighshire. The first half of the walk stretched for four miles across a vast beach to the seaside town of Prestatyn. As we walked along the beach,… Continue reading Welsh Castle Quest Day 5 – Birds on the Beach
Greetings Fellow Adventurers! Today saw us completing the last leg of the Dee Estuary. In true quest form, we had the endurance test of the heat, but with some shade and the coastal breeze we just about coped. For most of the walks on this holiday, we were following the Welsh Coastal Path (WCP) -… Continue reading Welsh Castle Quest Day 4 – Goodbye Dee
Greetings my fellow Adventurers! After yesterday's long walk, we spent a day exploring for a rest. We stopped off at a couple of historic monuments (more on those later) and then drove to a few stops up the coast. We had a closer look at the top of the Dee River again, and then Talacre… Continue reading Welsh Castle Quest Day 3 – Down by the Sea!
Greetings my Fellow Adventurers! Today saw us set out from Chester Castle and advance into Wales along the Dee Estuary. Walking at a pace that would have made the Roman Army pause for breath - we managed a 15 mile incursion in less than 5 hours! The countryside along the Dee was a lot nicer… Continue reading Welsh Castle Quest Day 2 – The Templeton Invasion of Wales!
Wordless Wednesday? It's a photography thing right? It's when photographers share their photos but don't say anything about them - on a Wednesday? It's a good idea, and I certainly have plenty of photos to share that don't make the final cut - but the trouble is I like to talk too much. So how about… Continue reading Almost Wordless Wednesday…
Greetings fellow Adventurers! The other week we took advantage of a the lovely bank holiday weather, and ventured out to investigate Shabbington Woods near Thame, one of the last surviving areas of the once vast royal hunting forest of Bernwood. At over 400 square kilometers at it's peak, Bernwood must have been a very impressive… Continue reading Sund… er, Bank Holiday Monday Drive – Shabbington Woods
Welcome back! After the previous day's adventures we got out not so bright or early... In an attempt to avoid the bank holiday crowds heading to the seaside and the moors (Scarborough was due to be the busiest seaside town in England, apparently), we drove inland to the lovely little town of Richmond set halfway… Continue reading An Easter Adventure in North Yorkshire – Day 2.
Greetings Fellow Adventurers! This Easter, deciding we needed to get out of the house for a few days during the school holidays, we took a trip up north to visit some of our favourite places - York, and North Yorkshire. Location: Up tut North Total distance traveled: Approx 600 miles Total time at the wheel:… Continue reading An Easter Adventure in North Yorkshire – Day 1.
Greetings Fellow Adventurers! It was a very (very) windy day in March when we took the Ratmobile for a jaunt down to Wiltshire, in order to visit the stunning castle and hillfort of Old Sarum. On the way down we stopped at a garden centre for a much needed break from the driving (I was… Continue reading A Trip to Old Sarum
Having been inspired by the interest in the post I wrote about going to church, last week's Sunday drive found us exploring some of the beautiful churches to be found in our local area. Red Car, blue sky, green grass, yellow flowers... lovely colours. Who'd have thought a few hours later it'd be snowing! With… Continue reading A Tale of 3 1/2 Churches (and a Pub!)