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Walking Over Haddon in The Peak District

I confess I'm a fair weather walker, which means I often want to walk on our holidays, but whether we go is always dependent on the weather. I have a Goretex jacket but it's like a talisman. I own it, but I don't want to wear it and I hope vainly that just by having spent so much on it an schlepping it with me that it's going to ward off the rain! As you can see my travel planning involves a good deal of "magical thinking!" In California our cultural exuberance (paired with low standards) means we shamelessly call anything a "hike"  - as if we've scaled Everest in an afternoon. Here in England I'm not sure I even qualify as a "walker" because that denotes a level of seriousness I've failed at previously. Minimally it means you're wearing boots  and have an Ordnance Survey map (and possibly a compass) in your back pocket. I guess I'm more of stroller to be honest and I've blogged about my strolls all over the world; m…

Short Hike in Carmel Valley

With 500 acres abutting Garland Ranch Park, the Carmel Valley Ranch has a number of short paths and walking trails. In a bid to burn off breakfast we headed for a walk up to the scenic yoga platform. The landscape was very Californian, dry hills dotted with graceful mature oaks.


As you can see Tiber liked the yoga platform as much as I did! Apart from this quick walk and a leisurely stroll on the beach we had a very lazy stay. 

Not surprisingly it was no trouble for us to resist the full schedule of classes at the clubhouse, in favor of eating, relaxing and reading!


Anna said…
Ooohhh, Tiber in the 2nd photo! He looks all in - like he's about to hitch a lift!