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Seeing differently: active travel revisited – changing the conversation

We were talking about this over supper the other night (a delicious meal all home grown and home cooked by our lovely neighbours).  We were mulling over why it is that a very aggressive and negative image of cycling seems … Continue reading

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May’s challenge update: procrastination

Here we are at the end of the month, and what have I done?  Well, it turns out quite a lot actually. For starters I tackled the Basket of Doom.  Ha!  I was embarrassed at how little time that took … Continue reading

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Seen (scene) along the way: Kennet and Avon Canal

Few words, mainly images from the towpath   Lists below are just the ones I saw and recognised – there were others I couldn’t name or didn’t remember Birds seen: ducks and ducklings (mallards, pochard?); geese and goslings; kingfishers; herons; … Continue reading

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Day 5: Aldermaston Wharf to Reading (and the Thames)

You know when you do something that you know you have to do but you don’t think it’s going to be all that great, and it turns out to be unexpectedly wonderful?  well that was what this last section of … Continue reading

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Day 4: Kintbury to Aldermaston Wharf

My reliance on public transport collapsed today.  It proved impossible to arrive in Kintbury early enough to do the planned section of walk and catch a train home (at least, without paying an arm and a leg to travel early enough to … Continue reading

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Day 3: Pewsey to Kintbury

Having had to go back home at the end of the second day and catch the train back on the third morning meant a later start than I might have chosen, but still plenty of time to do the walk … Continue reading

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Day 2: Seend to Pewsey

Goodness but I feel great after a good night’s sleep!  Not something I often get to experience sadly, but I’m working on it.  It seems that spending the whole day walking does the trick. The walk from Seend to Pewsey … Continue reading

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