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Enjoy North Kent's marshy solitude before the threat of thundering traffic looms large

Old, once industrial landscapes are rarely attractive but invariably generate enormous amounts of interest. Cliffe in the North Kent marshes is no exception. 

The boggy ground here holds no obvious chocolate-box beauty but it deserves to be preserved and respected as much as the most beautiful places in the world. 772 more words


Surrounded in a Stampede

A cloud of dust and a thundering herd was coming straight at me—what would you do?

While living in the city of Karaganda in northern Kazakhstan, I frequently enjoyed weekly walks into the nearby steppe to visit a natural freshwater spring.

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Spring Steps in Ballinaboola

The only motivation we needed was “Anois teacht an Earraigh”, for our 10km walk in Ballinaboola, near Ballyhea, led by Helen Waide. Helen exudes an uaisleacht, such that I suspect we would follow her to the Gates of Hell and a step beyond, if she made to go on. 426 more words


A New Camera

As I had mentioned in some of the last few posts, my husband had gotten me an adapter kit and some lenses for my compact camera. 500 more words


Sunday walks

Ok so I know it is not Sunday it is not even Monday, (I was writting this on Wednesday but I had a rough day so Friday it is) but I did say I would write about this, so what did I do I went to Church and saw some of my friends. 728 more words


From my front door - Eccup circular

I decided I would like to catalogue the walks that I can do from my front door.  Today was a 7.6 mile walk via Paul’s Pond, Bramhope, the Ebor Way the New Inn at Eccup then back via theLeeds Country Way, Golden Acre, Cocker Farm back to Paul’s Pond and home. 17 more words