Archive for November, 2012

Detailed Itinerary

Posted on November 29th, 2012 by Neil

An initial hope was that I might find enough spare holiday to have another go at the CtoC in October 2012. However, that was going to end up having to be a nine day attempt, which probably contributed to my undoing in 1996.   So in the end I used up my 2012 hols by dragging […]

Getting Fit

Posted on November 22nd, 2012 by Neil

When I want to get fitter I go running: it’s a lovely uncomplicated exercise which (almost) fits around a family life, in a way that disappearing for day-long walks never will. I rather let exercise dwindle away since I did the half marathon in July, I think partly because I had no real target to […]

Initial Kit Thoughts

Posted on November 14th, 2012 by Neil

Again I’m almost certainly not alone here: a really enjoyable part of my hobbies is researching and buying the kit. And so Spring and Summer 2012 saw me buying copies of Trail and TGO magazines, and pouring over kit lists in various other Blogs. By the end of June I’d duly acquired a new tent, […]

Domestic Issues

Posted on November 12th, 2012 by Neil

Along my CtoC journey I expect I’ll need to overcome significant emotional challenges, encounter problematical communications with extended ‘nil contact’ periods, and experience a significant number of  costly diversions. Which then just leaves the more simple matter of going and doing the walk itself … So you can take it that going off on my […]

Third Time Lucky in 2013?

Posted on November 10th, 2012 by Neil

Since 1996, a new partner and two girls (currently 8 and 11) have come along, plus a fairly serious addiction to scuba diving and boating. Amidst all of this watery stuff, I’ve also dragged the family on several camping trips (of the duvets and kitchen sink variety), and on a fair few weekend trips to various YHAs. We’ve even managed […]