Tag Archives: Hiking

The Final Frontier. One More Doozy Bog To Cross: Day 15: Walking Across England: Coast to Coast

Day 15: Grosmont to Robin Hoods Bay: 15.5 Miles Surprise! Surprise! This is the first day that my back doesn’t hurt. The sun is shining , pigeons are cooing, and…wait a minute…. I just realize that we heard doves at dawning. … Continue reading

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Harry Potter, I’m Waiting At the Station with Father Brown’s Pear Drops: Day 14: Walking Across England: Coast to Coast

Day 14: Blakey to Grosmont: 13.75 Miles I look outside and see rain with low clouds hanging over Carlton Moors and take another Advil. By now, our 14th English breakfast has lost all novelty.  I order porridge with bacon crushed … Continue reading

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Are We Even on the Trail? (or It’s Longer Than You Think): Day 1: Walking Across England, Coast to Coast

BIG OL’ DAY 1: St. Bees to Ennerdale Bridge-14 Miles The sun is out.  Our luggage is by the bar in the pub, waiting to be picked up. And we’re out the door and down the cobblestone street—only to meet the … Continue reading

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It’s the Worry that Gets You, Not the Lack of Sleep

As the holidays approach, you may find yourself awake in the thin hours of the morning: Worry: 1) to harass by tearing, biting or snapping, especially at the throat. 2)  to touch or disturb something repeatedly.(Merriam-Webster) Action Dale Carnegie said, … Continue reading

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Beer Basics 101

We have a saying in long distance hiking. If you forgot it…you don’t need it. In other words, you make do. The same is true for tailgate parties and Beer Basics 101.  When 40 people hover around the grill, cooler, … Continue reading

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Smart Hiking Gear for Slugs

Dallas Cowboy Fan and I had our noses pressed against glass, looking inside the Ranger station, but on Veterans Day the Wildlife folks weren’t there. We’d stopped to see if a trail was open.  It had snowed last week, but … Continue reading

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We Take Toilet Sanitation Seriously

After reading Murrmurrs hilariously correct method to wash one’s hands and wipe one’s butt (not necessarily in that order), I feel emboldened to write about a problem that has long bothered me. Every stall in a woman’s public restroom comes … Continue reading

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