Mallorca 2018 Day Eight: Summer in the City

Palma: 6.5km The last day of our holiday was greeted, when we opened the curtains, with a distinct lack of inclemency in the weather. The storm that had us pinned down for 24 hours had gone its prevailing way as quickly as it had arrived. After a quick breakfast of ‘everything we had left in the fridge so we didn’t have to throw it away … Continue reading Mallorca 2018 Day Eight: Summer in the City

Mallorca 2018 Day Seven: Waterworld

Alcudia: 9.55km We had done our prep.  Walked out to the Playa de San Joan and, cycled up the switchbacks to the Ermita de la Victoria.  We’d seen signs for hikers all over the peninsular and had acquired enough maps from the Port de Pollenca Tourist Infomation to create our own atlas.  We were all ready to summit the peak, a peak, one of the peaks. … Continue reading Mallorca 2018 Day Seven: Waterworld

Mallorca 2018 Day Six: Cliffhanger

Alcudia –La Victoria – Alcudia– Port de Polenca – Alculdia: 35.52km The ride started a little differently today. We came out of the apartment going with the one way system. Granted, only about 30 metres before cutting across the square to the old town and along the road we walked back from the Plaja de San Joan. Today we were heading up a mountain.  Not … Continue reading Mallorca 2018 Day Six: Cliffhanger

Mallorca 2018 Day Four: Blazing Saddles

Alcudia – Santa Margalida – Mura – Sa Pobla – Alcudia: 48.9km So it would seem I didn’t put enough chamois cream on yesterday. I know this because for the first couple of miles I was figuratively in tears every time my bottom even hovered anywhere near the saddle. That first world problem aside, we started the day by walking 100 metres down the road … Continue reading Mallorca 2018 Day Four: Blazing Saddles

Mallorca 2018 Day Two: Planes, Trains and Autobuses

Hilariously, although ten minutes by courtesy bus, the Hampton by Hilton Hotel is a mere two minute walk (five minute wobble) from the terminal so, needless to say, after a ridiculously early breakfast, we started our journey on foot. Once through the inconvenience of having to check in Megantor, and Sandra’s equivalent, and having to endure security, we could get down to the proper business … Continue reading Mallorca 2018 Day Two: Planes, Trains and Autobuses

Brian and the Yorkshire Three Peaks

According to the Met Office website, on the 21st of October 2017 the resulting weather system after the Hurricane Ophelia resulted in Storm Brian being given its name by Met Éireann.  As fate would have it, this was also the weekend that the combined schedules of myself and a friend had settled on weeks before to complete the Yorkshire Three Peaks.  A weekend still within British … Continue reading Brian and the Yorkshire Three Peaks