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Sat 25  Feb 2017
Leaving Spain

Passing Benidorm on the way to the airport at Alicante

About to leave Alicante
Fri 24  Feb 2017
Walking in Spain

A mist and rainy walk to Finestrat.
Here is José by the mountain hut where we had lunch.

There was a fabulous procession in Finestrat
Thu 23  Feb 2017
Walking in Spain

Albir seafront

1860s Albir lighthouse

José making a traditional Spanish paella in the village of Altea
Wed 22  Feb 2017
Walking in Spain

A spectacular walk to El Forat, tunnel through the mountain 

The view after crawling through the tunnel
Fort de Bernia, remains of a mid 16th century Hill Fort/Bastion that was soon abandoned as it proved ineffective.
Tue 21  Feb 2017
Walking in Spain

Three kms outside the village of Castell de Castells is an enormous natural arch, Els Arcs

In the village of Castell de Castells is an fantastic museum which includes displays about the nearby Paleolithic Cave Paintings

Copies of part of the cave paintings

Copies of part of the cave paintings
Mon 20  Feb 2017
Walking in Spain

Laura photographs the Geodesic Trigonometrical post on Mallada del Llop (1,360m)

On the way to Castell de Castells are the amazing ruins of Castellet, one of the oldest Moorish remains in the area
Sun 19  Feb 2017
Walking in Spain

People drive long distances to collect water from natural springs

Threatening clouds on our first walk

Lunch stop in a cave near the summit of Aitana.

Painting on a restaurant wall
Sat 18  Feb 2017
On my way to Spain to do some walking

Somewhere over France
Fri 17  Feb 2017

They are currently building a new class room for the year 6 pupils at St John's Primary School, Whittle-le-Woods
Tue 14  Feb 2017

Christ Church, Charnock Richard

Sun 12  Feb 2017

A treat after arriving in Edinburgh
Sat 11  Feb 2017

Approaching Innerleithen in the rain

On the way to Peebles
Fri 10  Feb 2017

General Store and Cafe near Tushielaw

General Store and Cafe

Statue of Mungo Park (1771–1806), explorer of the African continent in Selkirk.

Mungo Park in Selkirk
Thu 09  Feb 2017
On my way to Scotland to do some bike-packing

Carlisle Railway Station

Carlisle Waiting Room

Cycling through Lochmaben town centre is the town hall and a statue of Robert the Bruce (1274–1329)

Robert the Bruce

Eskdalemuir School now converted to a Community Hub
Wed 08  Feb 2017

This morning’s walk was along the recently improved path down from Magill Close to Lady Crosse Drive, Whittle-le-Woods.

The recently repaired road embankment on the A674 near Brandwood Fold, Wheelton
Tue 07  Feb 2017

Waterhouse Green & the Roebuck Inn taken on this morning’s walk through Whittle-le-Woods.
Mon 06  Feb 2017

Walking from the Bus Station to Chorley Photographic Society, St Mary's Club, I took this photo of Cleveland Street, Chorley in the rain.
Sat 04  Feb 2017

Cottage in Croston, seen while out on a bike ride
Fri 03  Feb 2017

Heavy rain this evening in Whittle-le-Woods and temporary flooding
Benjamin Disraeli the Earl of Beaconsfield was looking rather nice on Friday morning (3rd Feb 2017) in the Astley Park Walled Garden.
He was originally high up above the junction of Cleveland St. and Chapel St., Chorley and I think it’s time Chorley Council reunited him with his original plinth.
I still can’t understand why they didn't put him on his plinth in the first place.

Benjamin Disraeli

The conifer at the front of Astley Hall is due to be cut down
Thu 02  Feb 2017
Afternoon bike ride via Adlington, Hindley, Leigh, Tildesley to visit site of Gin Pit Colliery which closed in 1958.

Then had a look at the new Busway that runs between Leigh and Ellenbrook. It was opened in 2016.

Gin Pit information board

Gin Pit workers

Gin Pit winding gear

Guided Busway at Cooling Lane
Wed 01  Feb 2017
During the morning I was walking along the Solway Coast, Cumbria to visit the long abandoned Solway Railway Viaduct. it was opened in 1869 and closed in 1921.
Stone remains of the viaduct

Crossing the Wetlands

In the distance, across the Solway in Scotland, is the Magnox nuclear power plant at Chapelcross near Annan.
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