Fast Packing. Apparently its a thing. Rather than simply hiking with a big pack its a combination of hiking and trail running. Using gear that increases in price as it decreases in weight, packs are light, kit is minimal and miles get covered. I started training this year for an ultra marathon so I’ve beenContinue reading “Fast Packing the West Wight”
I think the biggest factor was that feeling of simply moving through a landscape at a pace dictated by me. Not the weight in my pack or how fast the kids were moving or what the trail was like or how much my legs ached. If I wanted to run, I ran.
How about 10km up along the cliffs including the steepest climb on the Island. Oh go on then.
So the first part of this journey is complete. While not completely couch potato to running 5 kilometres, my physical job and hiking “prowess” gave a bit of a start, I’ve reached the end of the first training program in this long road to ultramarathons. After a couple of false starts in June, July sawContinue reading “Couch to 5k”
Surely starting next to a named body of salt water and finishing next another named something different counts as a Coast to Coast Hike? Like the North Sea to the Irish Sea. Or in this case, the Solent to the English Channel.
We made a little video of our recent hike down one riverbank and back up the other. It’s over on our new YouTube channel so head over and give us a subscribe,
Sometimes we have to share a route. Its not fun and we don’t like it. But eventually it gets us to where we want to go.
Day 2 of our hike around this little island we call home.
Ice creams, amusements and dead hiking shoes included.
Day One of our Round the Island hike on the Isle of Wight Coastal Path
There are many benefits to hiking on the coast. Scenic views, access to “facilities”, plentiful Ice Cream to name a few.
Last week we hiked around the Isle of Wight, our home. Here’s a little highlights package of the hike while I write up a full trip report.
Watching the sunset from Brook Down, while Evan and his Mum wait for the rest of us.
Hiking the Tennyson Trail, Isle of Wight in February 2017.
A hike for Lils Birthday. Chasing our shadows across the Island and walking in the footsteps of prehistoric beasts.