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Having adventures back in the UK

There are some blogs that you read a lot, and through comments you get in little conversations. You feel that you know something about them and about what they do. 874 more words


My First Microadventure

“I think I’m going to go sleep in the woods by myself this Saturday”. I feel a bit sheepish saying it during a lunch break at work. 1,119 more words


From Canterbury to Dover: a leisurely last course in our walking banquet

An army marches on its stomach. Walkers do too. We found that breakfast was a key element in our daily routine. The morning of Thursday September 3rd began with breakfast at Augustines B&B in Canterbury. 1,371 more words

Long Distance Walking

The emptiness at the end: we spend a day in Canterbury

It was still raining as we walked into the pilgrim city of Canterbury through its medieval West Gate. Canterbury is not a big city (it has a permanent population of around 50,000 which rises to around 80,000 during university term time) so it didn’t take us more than fifteen minutes to stroll through its narrow streets to the city centre. 1,819 more words

North Downs Way

Walking the English Camino

Geoffrey Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales is the first substantial work of literature in English, although most speakers of English today need a translation or paraphrase to understand it. 1,503 more words

North Downs Way

The Elusive English Countryside

For a long time after arriving I was completely caught up in the urban wonderland that is London. Jumping on a train and evacuating for the weekend seemed completely unnecessary. 2,055 more words


Newest Acquirement - Getting Serious

I’m getting serious about this big plan I’ve got: getting lost and have fun. :-)