Sea swimming, canoeing and paddle boarding on a Bank Holiday Weekend Most people might think moving to the coast when you're scared of open water would be a daft thing to do. I mean, who would want to live right next to the vast expanse of water that makes you so uneasy??? Hello! I'm Phil. … Continue reading Scared of water?
Being an island in the north Atlantic Ocean, it's not surprising that us Brits have an affinity with the water. But growing up in the Pennines, about 40 miles as the crow flies from the nearest bit of coast and 70 miles from the mandatory seaside trip to Whitby, there wasn't a great deal of … Continue reading Get wet
Slowing to little more than a crawl, any pedal rhythm long since lost, each sluggish turn of the cranks seemed to inch me forward by rapidly shrinking amounts. My thin tyres seemed to carve further down into the sandy ground than they were moving me ahead, and what forward motion I had was slurred with twitching sideways slides. In the … Continue reading Exploring my bit of Kent
A short break to stay on the Elmley Nature Reserve on the Isle of Sheppey in Kent.
*** For some reason this didn't publish in December. As the weather is crap now, it seemed as good a time as any to show it or anyway, and it gets it off my draft list*** When coal mining took off in Kent in the early 20th century, it is reported that some miners walked … Continue reading Good mud