Another amazing lady

I met a long-standing client of mine in Terminal 3 this afternoon.  Whilst waiting for the Customs OB desk to process my documents, we were chatting about holidays next year and what we were up to.

I mentioned I was off to Everest BC with my son, and she grinned… she said she did this when she were a 20-year-old!

Now I’m not a great judge of guessing ages, but I recon that must have been in maybe the mid seventies!  Wow… how so much more of an achievement this must have been 40 years ago, without the benefit of organised trekking companies to arrange visas, Sherpas and lodge accomodation etc.

Ugh… must keep motivated

Been a busy weekend, but also feeling lazy.

I must be more focused and get out there more regularly…

However, the good news is, my Son Alex has booked up for the same trip!  Magic.

I now have someone to share my lodge room with, and who hopefully will have a vested interest in carrying me down if and when necessary ☺


Cooper’s Hill

This morning I went over to Cooper’s Hill near Englefield Green to find a few Geocaches and visit  the Magna Carta Libertatum Monument and the  JFK memorial site.  On my climb back to my car from the Magna Carta Monument I managed to hit, indeed exceed, my MHR!  I am still here ☺

There’s a terrific view of Heathrow on the way up.  I have a feeling this is going to be a good training ground for me over the coming year.


A little more training

Another hike over the Moors, this time to Wraysbury Moor and around the extensive lakes there.  I hadn’t charged the Go Pro up (though thought I did) so was surprised when I pulled it out to start a vid it was dead.

My DIY water bottle mount worked well, utilising a carabiner and elastic strap.

It was also raining on and off and still fairly warm, so had to suffer wearing my old black  cagoule most of the way. I was surprised my pace was quicker than my hike last Wednesday, though I burned less calories.  I guess that were the 30c temperatures we had earlier in the week.

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I passed dozens of these things when passing over Wraysbury Moor.  As the site is owned by Affinity Water I guess it’s something to do with the local reservoirs?