Author: Steve Richards

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Rivington Adventures

It was an exhausting day today, in and around Rivington.  I pushed myself hard doing all of my body weight exercises out in the wilds, scrambling off track and doing some really physical exploring.  It was great fun, but not something I’d want to do regularly. The day started lazily,...

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Clearing The Backlog

Another rainy day provided a good opportunity to clear the cleaning backlog, which is good because I’m itching to spend the next couple of days hiking and then the rest of the week, and some of the following week will be spent creating a dedicated office for Debbie and a...

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The Secret Life Of A Photo

Last week I was away from home, holidaying on the east coast and totally dependent on my phone for network connectivity for my iPad and Laptop.  It got me thinking about the myriad times a photo would flow up and down that limited network connection.  This post explores all of...

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Fence Panels And Hail Stones

It’s been a strange day today, I’ve been struggling with a migraine which has come and gone in severity, not yet bad enough for pain killers.  The weather too, can’t make up it’s mind, at times bright sunshine, then rain, then hail and back to sun.  The unpredictability has mostly...

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Back Home

Four day breaks are perfect, they provide plenty of time for exploring and variety, they’re not long enough for home sickness, but it’s still nice to get back to the comforts of home.  On my last break in Filey in September I really suffered badly from depression, made worse by...

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Cycling From Scarborough to Ravenscar

When I woke up this morning and looked out of the window, I saw those pink clouds and couldn’t resist the draw of another sun-rise.  So I dressed quickly and walked down to the beach, I timed it just perfectly as I arrived the sun crested Bempton cliffs, five minutes...

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Walking The Challenging Cliffs To Scarborough

According to the weather forecast it was going to be dry and windy today, perfect for a cliff walk to Scarborough I thought, starting off at the country park cafe would make it perfect.  Well it didn’t quite turn out that way, the cafe was closed and the walk was...

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Hull

I went to Hull today and was surprised to see it in quite the state of disarray, bridges closed, roads being re-surfaced, squares and pedestrian streets ripped up, all in preparation for next years, City Of Culture designation.  All told apparently £25M is being spent on improvements to the city...

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Back In Filey

I’m back in Filey today and there’s definitely something special about this place, that makes me relax.  There’s many possibilities, but I think it’s the simplicity, the lack of clutter, people, responsibilities, and of course the the location, especially the beach and the surf which we just don’t get in...