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Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro – The start of the adventure

Image by Greg Montani from Pixabay

In this case with booking. I heard of a friend using the company Intrepid Travel several years ago when she went on a fabulous trip to south America.
Have been itching to do something myself and a few weeks ago saw in idea about climbing Mt Kilimanjaro. At 5,895 metres its not an easy endeavour, certainly the highest and the longest I have ever hiked. It shouldn’t be to technically difficult but it is gruesome. And then there is the altitude. Haven’t been that high skydiving.

I have also decided to fundraise but not to stuff it down your throats and make you feel awful for not opening your wallet but more like… You don’t have to, but if you want to, you can donate to one of the charities I have chosen:

I lost a very good friend to pancreatic cancer years ago and I have been donating to them little by little every month.

Vetlife is a great charity that supports welfare of veterinary surgeons and gives them support by phone and email. As a vet myself I am very much aware of the mental health issues in our profession and am supporting Vetlife to further the understanding the stresses in a vet’s life.

Slovenia, December 2018

A great evening autumnal joyride near Brockhampton and the river Wye

Moving to Herefordshire was one of the more challenging things to do but its lovely to see how beautiful the countryside can be.

Lawrenny and Creswell Quay

Lawrenny woods

I deleted my Facebook account

I have been deliberating this for a while and I have finally decided to delete my Facebook account. I have disabled it in the past but now with all the news about data exploits its a no brainer.

A visit to Slovenia, October 2017

Haven’t been here for 10 months and have missed the place. Just look at the views.

RIP Dad

Robert Joseph McDowell

November 4th 1938 – April 29th 2017

RIP Dad

son, Martin

 

 

Tŷ Canol nature reserve, Pentre Ifan and the original site of the Stonehenge bluestones

Haven’t been on this little gem for a few years now. Some parts can be quite muddy but everything is repaid with the views of the enchanted forest that is the Tŷ Canol nature reserve. So amazing. The photos don’t do it justice.

This walk was a modification of the Pentre Ifan walk from circular Pembrokeshire walks book by Dennis and Jan Kelsall. Only this time I extended it from the Pentre Ifan burial chamber towards the now confirmed site where the Stonehenge bluestones were sourced from. The location is called Rhos y felin and it sits next to the river Brynberian and surrounded by some of the most beautiful scenery Pembrokeshire has to offer.

 

Updated in 2018 with these pics:

Origin of the Stonehenge bluestones

Pentre Ifan burial chamber

A little boat trip

Went on a little boat trip with some friends on the Cleddau river in Pembrokeshire. They even served us fish & chips and beer and wine. Very cool.

Bohinj still rocks in the winter

An all time favourite hiking destination.

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