Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Rutland Water Egleton Circular Walk

Walked: 15 August 2010
Distance: 5.5m

This is a very pretty walk, devised last year while trying to find high views over the reservoir. Today was reasonably sunny, but hazy in the distance, meaning that the long photos aren't quite as spectacular as they could be.

I saw lots of these minibeasts this morning, looking at first glance a bit like something an animal has left behind. I think they may have been looking around for something that an animal has left behind. Very shiny and black, with a little bit of irridescence, similar to the classic scarab beetle.







Sunday, August 08, 2010

Ivanhoe Way (in two halves)

Distance: 36m
Walked: 7th & 8th August 2010


Not feeling quite ready to take the challenge for this year (that's the full 36m in less than 15 hours) I decided a good training exercise would be to do the full loop in two halves, with a sleep in between.

I live virtually on the route, so I drove my car to the furthest point from home - Stanton-under-Bardon so that I could walk half the distance, have tea and sleep, then finish the walk and finish at my car.

I didn't get as many photos as I could have because a few miles in on the first day I thought my camera had packed up. It turned out that the batteries I'd bought in an emergency on the way to the start were useless for anything other than remote controls.

Lots more photos are here at Flickr

More information about the Ivanhoe Way

Sunday, August 01, 2010