March 24th! I finally decided that there was enough light to go for a cross-country walk home. That is a thousand calories burnt in hour and 40 minutes (A good time, especially after a sedentary winter). Glorious inspiring photos of the ever changing, never changing, natural world. I had missed Beagling this weekend so needed to … Continue Reading ››
Combines are go with a great break in the weather
Winter wheat and oilseed rape were harvested at about the same time around the 8th of August. Normally, the rape is 2-3 weeks earlier. The very wet autumn led to a slug epidemic and that was then followed by cold wet slow growing conditions over a … Continue Reading ››
This week the countryside started to feel autumnal. There are dew laden cobwebs, banks of seeding umbelliferae (wild carrots, angelica, parsnips family), and flowering willow herbs.
The combine-harvesters are still waiting to pounce into action, but the cropping … Continue Reading ››
The family and I were joined by seven members of Cranfield University's walking club for a hot 11.6 km walk from Newport Pagnell out to the Ruined church of St Peters. Lunch was taken at the Black Horse Great Linford.
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I am slowly getting back into my commute walks. We have had a hiatus due to health issues in the family that are slowly resolving.
I am horrified how fast the weight came back on once the exercise regime came to a stop at the end of 2012. Shifting 2000 kCal a day 3-4 days a … Continue Reading ››
Does it strike you as odd that whilst walking to work at the University along a ridge some 70 metres above sea level and some 150 km from the sea that I repeatedly find shells? It struck me as odd! Surely one of us is in the wrong place and I am not standing underwater … Continue Reading ››
Over the five summer months since late April I done 400 miles of my 10 mile daily commute on foot walking cross country between my home in Newport Pagnell and my work here.
I started 2011 with a real age 10 years old than my true age (RealAge.com). I was nearly 26 stone (165 kg). I … Continue Reading ››