Tag: hiking

  • A Growing Fear of Wolves

    A Growing Fear of Wolves

    Reading Time: 2 minutes More Wolves In Switzerland they reintroduced wolves and they are thriving, to the point where a collection of 17 packs of wolves became a pack of 35 wolves. As the number of wolves increases so does the probability that humans will fall victim to wolves. They are thinking of reintroducing them…

  • Playing With the Switzerland Mobility App

    Playing With the Switzerland Mobility App

    Reading Time: 2 minutes Yesterday I was planning to walk from Nyon to La Barillette but rather than take the usual route that takes me via a set of cabins where there is sometimes a dog I wanted to try an alternate route. In the end I used the Switzerland Mobility app and website because…

  • Hiking in the Jura in Minimal Shoes

    Hiking in the Jura in Minimal Shoes

    Reading Time: 2 minutes Today I went for a short walk in the Jura with minimal shoes and I felt fine. The shoes, despite being thin soled, felt fine on the dry dirt paths. They do get wet when walking in dew covered grass but that’s what you would expect so that’s acceptable.  When you’re…

  • Appalachian Trail Progress Via Garmin And Walk The Distance

    Appalachian Trail Progress Via Garmin And Walk The Distance

    Reading Time: 2 minutes Recently I started the Appalachian Trail Challenge on Garmin Connect and every sstep I take counts towards the goal. The goal is to walk 3,500km, which is around 4.9 million steps. I have walked 652 km out of 3,500 so I have completed about 18 percent of the challenge. I am…

  • Hiking With Cats

    Hiking With Cats

    Reading Time: 2 minutes Usually when we hear of people hiking with cats we think of them walking with the cat, or cats, on a leash. In a Pass Moi Les Jumelles (PAJU for short), we follow two guys who go for a walk with four cats. The report is funny because the cats, or…

  • A Walk To Los Molinos from Javea

    A Walk To Los Molinos from Javea

    Reading Time: 3 minutes This walk takes you from the Port of Javea up to the lighthouse near San Antonio before continuing along the top towards Los Molinos. These are old grain mills. They used wind power to grind grain for several centuries before being taken out of action as modernisation arrived. The walk takes…

  • Reading About The Camino De Santiago

    Reading Time: 2 minutes Over the last month or so I have been reading Le Camino Seule, ou enfin presque and it is one of my favourite hiking books. It might simply be because it was written in French, by a french woman rather than in English by Brits or Americans but it made me…

  • A Walk By The Mediterranean Sea

    A Walk By The Mediterranean Sea

    Reading Time: 2 minutes A walk by the Mediterranean Sea.

  • A Lot of Walking in Circles

    A Lot of Walking in Circles

    Reading Time: 3 minutes People think that you need to get in the car, drive for half an hour to two hours, hike, and then drive home for from half an hour to two hours but this idea is wrong. We can do a lot of walking in circles. In reality we don’t walk in…

  • Hiking And Tea

    Hiking And Tea

    Reading Time: 2 minutes This morning, as I was doing laundry, I found that I couldn’t focus so I started to look at all the teas that are available at a local shop. I saw that they had herb teas, mint teas, nettle teas, weed tea and more. I also noticed that tea is cheap.…