|Activity||Activity date||Activity description|
|Poole to Keyhaven||2019-05-17||
From Poole Harbour into the Solent to anchor up at Keyhaven.
With the easterly winds continuing, this sail and motor took us out of Poole Harbour (past Brownsea Island and the Sandbands/Studland chain ferry). We then past Bournemouth, Boscombe (where the cliff top hotel I grew up in has been knocked down) and Christchurch Ledge. We took the northern channel into the Solent going past Henry VIII's Hurst Castle and The Trap.
We anchored off Keyhaven to wait for enough tide to allow us to get into the Keyhaven anchorage (which is just north of Hurst Castle). A stunning location, we were the only boat anchored there!
Tags: Hurst Castle
|Cycle Ride to sailing club||2013-08-24||Shared commiserations for cancelled dinghy cruise|
|Devon Hills!||2018-01-08||After mostly avoiding hills while cycling for the last year, Liz and I actually went looking for some today. A ride out to Partridge Cycles at Kennford to get some spare inner tubes. Back via Exminster and Powederham Castle shop|
|Dunstanburgh Castle and Craster||2016-09-07||Another day, another Northumberland beach for Scooby.
A great walk along to the evocative ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle and then the excellent beaches at Embleton Bay.
Back via Craster where the famous smoked fish shop / restaurant was advertising an interesting take on Cullen Skink soup. Unfortunately, they were shut at the time...
Tags: Dunstanburgh Castle
|Maiden Castle||2016-05-16||Stopped at Maiden Castle on the way home from the Purbecks. Scooby pulled all the way round - chasing sheep or ghosts of ancient Britons.
Back via West Bay.
Tags: Maiden Castle
|Kingston to Corfe Castle||2016-05-15||A lovely circular walk from Kingston (in the Purbecks) to Corfe Castle and back again. Lots of very old childhood memories.
Tags: Corfe Castle
|Breakfast at Powderham Castle||2014-09-28||A hound walk to the Powderham Castle county store for breakfast outside the cafe. Watched bits of the Dawlish Triathlon and steam train going by.|
|Lizzie bike ride||2014-08-15||Went to buy bread. First bike ride in ages!|
|Lizzie bike ride||2014-04-28||First time back on the bike for a couple of weeks. Up to the A379 and then back via Powderham Castle country store|
|Default bike ride||2013-11-30||To the A379 and back via Powderham Country Store|
|Regular bike ride and trip to country store||2013-11-18||A bike ride to the A379 and then back via Powderham Castle country store|
|Basic bike ride||2013-11-11||To the A379 and back via powderham Castle country store|
|Windy cycle ride||2013-11-02||To the A379 and back via Powderham. Very windy!|
|Friday fitness regime 1 (Lizzie)||2013-10-04||Sunny bike ride|
|First bike ride in a month||2013-09-30||First ride for quite a long time. Slow and things hurt!|
|Swing Bridge and Powderham Castle||2012-02-23||Along the estuary and canal to the Swing Bridge and back again with a detour to Powderham Castle for supplies|
|Swing bridges and back via Powder Castle||2013-08-12||Along the estuary and canal to the Swing Bridges and then back via Powderham Castle|
|Scooby walk to Powderham||2013-07-26||Scooby, Liz and Julian on a doggie walk to Powderham Country Stores|
|Liz and Jill go large||2013-06-14||Too much talking too much wind and too much carrot cake to make for a respectable average speed but not bad on the distance front. Next week the girls will be cycling to Exmouth and back apparently.|
|First Lizzie bike ride in a month||2013-06-07||Bad back excuses now over. First bike ride for Liz in a month|
|Slightly warmer cycle ride||2013-02-25||But not much warmer|
|Another frozen bike ride||2013-02-23||Lizzie shows great dedication in going out for a ride in the middle of the coldest spell of the winter so far.|
|A very windy cycle ride||2013-02-18||As it was too windy for Liz to go sailing yesterday it was obviously too windy for me to go cycling with her today. A windy cycle ride.|
|Breezy bike ride||2013-02-04||A windy bike ride to the A379 and back via Powderham Castle country store.|
|Another cold cycle ride||2013-01-21||Why did we start cycling again during the coldest weekend of the year? To the A379 and back again via Powderham Castle shop|
|Cold bike ride||2013-01-19||Cold. Very cold. Only lost two fingers to frost bite|
|Basic bike ride||2012-12-10||Along the estuary to the A379 and then to Powederham Castle country store. Cold|
|Lizzie bike ride||2012-09-27||To A379 and Powderham Castle|
|Saturday Lizzie training ride||2012-08-04||Up to the A379 and then to Powderham Castle. Including a stop at SYC to chat to the dinghy cruisers|
|A rather wet Sunday cycle ride||2012-08-05||It was wet. Very wet. VERY VERY wet. And it had just about the only winds of the day. Still - Liz enjoyed it.|
|Lizzies cycle training ride||2012-07-16||Round Exminster and to Powder Castle shop as well|