Sunday, July 30, 2006

Yay, I'm off exploring again

Finally I get to go on another adventure, 26 days in all, so only a little trip by my standards.

So on Thursday I fly to Barcelona and from there I will get a bus to Andorra and on Friday start walking from Canillo to Sallent de Gállego! A long long hike, 305 km more or less, mostly along the GR11. It sounds a lot but if you say 13km per day it doesn't sound nearly as bad! It's meant to be spectacular and I'm sure it will be. 23 days without work, woo hoo, I'm so excited, the only things to worry about will be walking and eating and sleeping and enjoying the scenery. Hakuna Matata!

We're using the Lonely Planet Pyrenean Traverse as a rough guide, but we may alter things along the way depending on conditions (for example, the weather or our aching legs). Hopefully, through the wonders of modern technology, I'll be able to update this blog with snippets of information along the way but no promises.

Sunday, July 02, 2006

Ronaldo (not fatty, the Portuguese one!)

Well, England are out of the world cup. A quarter final exit on penalties seems to be our destiny. C'est la vie! But this little cartoon is enough to cheer anyone up.