The Story of Newtonmore Hostel

We ran the hostel for 20 years (1992 to 2012) and lived in the village of Newtonmore for 25 years. We miss aspects of village life such as the good friends we left behind and Craigellachie House, where we lived. We don’t miss the cold winters. To have continued would have been unsustainable as we got older; it was time to move on, all things must pass. Continue reading The Story of Newtonmore Hostel

2018 Activity Summary

Cycling 1545 miles, average speed 14.1 mph Well down on previous year. Longest ride 71 miles Walking/Running 911 miles, a slight increase in previous year. Longest run 7 miles Swimming 7,000 meters, a big increase as I got my head round swimming longer distances Gym 22 visits, most years it’s 40-50 but stuff got in the way Other Activities A little XC skiing, no mountains … Continue reading 2018 Activity Summary

Puerto Pollensa 2016

This was to be a holiday of two halves. For the first week, we had the family with us, we were five adults plus our two-year-old grandson Leo. This is something we have always wanted to do, but only now, in retirement, can we afford to treat everyone. Week two was just myself and Kathryn; we walked and I hired a bike for three days. We jokingly said that we needed the second week to recover from the first.
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Olvera, Andalucia – 2015

Olvera Two weeks in Olvera, a small town in Andalucia about 60 miles from the coast followed by Sevilla for a few days. We walked, we relaxed and I cycled whilst we soaked up the sights, sun and culture of Andalucia. Wednesday 4th November Today passed in a blur of lists and packing. The most notable achievement was fitting our car into our garage, something … Continue reading Olvera, Andalucia – 2015