Friday, 13 October 2017

Naughty boy

 The morning patrol
 was its usual fine self
 nothing unusual
 save for finding this miscreant the wrong side of the border. Will.I.Am had made a break for England.
Along with his accomplice Snoops.

Thursday, 12 October 2017

Moon walk

 A full moon was setting on the morning patrol
 hanging around as the sun rose.
 The clan led by The Rockmeister
 on top of the Bonsai Mountain
 ready for sun worship. Here is Sven,
 Mrs Bear and
our very old boy, Rocky enjoying the autumn sun rays.

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

We need a bigger sofa

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Something must be done

 The annex roof has all but collapsed causing untold damage to the precious things stored within.
 Not wanting to have all the things I should have already thrown away have to be disposed of because of water damage yours truly risked life and limb to climb up, remove the 497 nails holding the cardboard colander together and carefully slide the old panels off.
 Naturally it being a job at Rock HQ it was under the close scrutiny of critters, the Berners being locked indoors once Ripley knocked the ladder down for a second time.
 This is the new roof before its final adjustments with a massive hammer, metal, with an anti slip paint and anti condensation coating, much better and much less likely to let water and yours truly through.
 Breakfast was al fresco out of army ration packs, the boys joined me for this feast.
Here they are contemplating the merits of army vegetarian sausages.

Thursday, 5 October 2017

8 Peaks Challenge

 This is a model village at the end of the ridge
 where we started our hike, actually the pub was shut so we abandoned plans to start here and drove to the other end to get a sandwich
 completely forgetting that by doing so we put 5 miles on the walk and so
 as we went round setting up the challenge, meeting the subsequent winner en route getting some sneaky practice in
 we found the whole thing
 very tiring
 great fun
 but most of all
 time consuming and finished very late. But the course is now set!

Monday, 2 October 2017

Get ready

 I have finally decided my next challenge, then added an interim one on account it seemed a good idea at the time.
 So, for 2019 I'm going to walk across England following the Wainwright route, 198 miles and 8681 metres of climbing and to make it interesting I'm going to do it in 4 days.
 Then because I have not ridden my bike much of late I entered a 300km road race for June next year.
 So today I ticked off another 150 metres of climbing for my Climb Everest anywhere challenge, making it 6800 metres done since 1 June and only 2000 to go.
Berners lead the way.

Time to nerd.

 The weather has been a bit peculiar but has given us some lovely rainbows over the cottage.
 And pretty dramatic sunsets.
But as its dark by 7.30 and there is no TV at Rock HQ it means plenty of time to be a nerd, hence this townscape appearing on the dining table.