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Storm Dennis Windsurfing

didn’t quite manage to get out windsurfing in the midst of Storm Dennis. Time, tides and other commitments just meant it wasn’t quite possible. It had nothing to do with the fact that the hailstones would have hurt, the winds were crazy and it would have been a little scary out there on my own!...

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Springing through the Storms

Despite a certain amount of neglect and being constantly battered by storm after storm things still seem to be coming along in the garden. Narcissus, Daffodils, Primroses, Crocuses and snowdrops are all out and flowering. The Hellebores are still going strong and even the rhubarb is coming on well. The bottom of the garden is...

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Storm Ciara and Storm Dennis

It looks as though we are about to be hit by another storm. Storm Dennis is following hot on the heels of Storm Ciara. There is quite a lot of flooding locally and a fair bit of damage was done along the seafront in Borth and Aberystwyth but for the most part the sea defences...

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Kilimanjaro Trek Day 7 – The Descent

Kilimanjaro Trek Vital Stats Barafu Camp to Mweka Gate Distance: 9.92 miles Starting Elevation: 4565m Ending Elevation: 1822 Total Climbing: 3m Total Descent: 2759m Highest Elevation: 5895m Total Time: 3:26:24 Moving Time: 3:14:48 Calories: 1186 Summit to Barafu Camp What goes up must come down, so after a little while at the summit, it was...

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Kilimanjaro Trek Day 6 – Summit Fever

Kilimanjaro Trek Vital Stats Barafu Camp to the Summit and back Distance: 7.55 miles Starting Elevation: 4573m Ending Elevation: 5895 Total Climbing: 1227m Total Descent: 1241m Highest Elevation: 5895m Total Time: 10:01:30 Moving Time: 4:03:24 Calories: 3207 After a few hours resting but not really sleeping I heard David’s familiar voice outside my tent whispering...

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Kilimanjaro Trek Day 5 – Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp

Kilimanjaro Trek Vital Stats Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp Distance: 2.28 miles Starting Elevation: 4033m Ending Elevation: 4573m Total Climbing: 460m Total Descent: 125m Highest Elevation: 4673m Total Time: 2:34;39 Moving Time: 1:33.01 Calories: 996 Oxygen Saturation at end of day: 82% Day 5 of our trek was billed as a short one. Just a...

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Kilimanjaro Trek Day 4 – Baranco Camp to Karanga Camp

Kilimanjaro Trek Vital Stats Baranco Camp to Karanga Camp Distance: 3.73 miles Starting Elevation: 3975m Ending Elevation: 4033m Total Climbing: 450m Total Descent: 390m Highest Elevation: 4213m Total Time: 4:09:29 Moving Time: 1:57:189 Calories: 1271 Oxygen Saturation at end of day: 80% The main event today was the Baranco Wall. This for many is the...

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What’s the best way to get around on holiday?

A lot of people like to take their own car on holiday, instead of hopping on a plane. Others, however, prefer to wait until they’ve arrived before hiring a car. Is one way cheaper than the other, though? Or is there an alternative? Take your own car Some people will come back from holiday claiming...

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