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A bit behind

Otherwise known as – a quick catch up.

Wednesday saw me at my personal trainer’s for an hour’s strength training/conditioning.  He even had the cheek to use the word ‘squats’ in our session.  179 more words

Trekking Course

Winter exercise: snowshoeing

For the last eight years we have talked about snowshoeing during the winter.  While I was in school it was a non-issue: no time for me to spare for exercise.   1,081 more words

Wine Pairing

Snakes alive

In recent walks (Nearing Derwent Bridge from Lake King William, and between the Florentine River and Wayatinah), I have been surprised to see two examples of one of Tasmania’s venomous snakes the… 298 more words

Derwent River

Snowpacked Trail

Believe it or not, this is yet another photo from the Colder Bolder, running across Varsity Bridge on the CU campus.  I’m still showing those race pics because it’s the last time I ran.   299 more words



I have all sorts of ways to survive winters in the mountains.  I admit the temperatures don’t have to drop by much before I reach for something warm.  296 more words


Today is Take a Hike Day!

Take a Hike Day occurs annually on November 17th and is a great reminder to get outside and enjoy the Fall or early Winter weather. On top of being out in nature, with its great views and clean air, hiking has a lot of great benefits: lowers risk of heart disease (it is a cardio workout after all); builds strength and bone density; improves balance, aids in weight control; and, most importantly, being out in nature makes us feel better. 143 more words


Tinker by Franz Feyerabend 1790

Franz Feyerabend(1755-1800)

This is a superb image of an itinerant iron worker from the late 18th century.  A great study for someone looking to do an impression of a tinker. 20 more words

18th Century