I went down to the Lake District for a few days camping and hill-walking; the weather was splendid for two whole days. After that, we decided to come home a day early as the weather was clearly going to get nasty. (Isn’t weather forecasting wonderful?) I climbed Harter Fell one day and Dow Crag onContinue reading How wide is the Isle of Man?
My stroll down to the harbour in Dunbar took me to this odd little building, used nowadays as the harbourmaster’s office. Its original purpose is hinted at by the stone plaque above the window … … which shows that it was built by the Ordnance Survey. Now the OS have better things to do thanContinue reading Tide gauge
A few years back, I posted about the ascent of a very small hill in Cornwall. At the time, I wrote that it had the claim to fame of being the most westerly hill in Britain. In fact, a cast iron sign on the hill announces the claim : I was reminded of this whenContinue reading Grids and tripwires
It is nice that lockdown is easing and that we can now go for walks further afield; I am looking forward to doing that next week. There are not that many more hills which are easily accessible from Dunbar by bike; I recently cycled up one which is a bit more of a push thanContinue reading Another cycleable classic lump
I have been conscious for a long time that, on a clear day, the view from Dunbar includes mountains that are a long way to the north. But I never knew which mountains they were, exactly. It was clear a day or two ago, so, while out on my permitted exercise, I set my cameraContinue reading What is in the distant view?