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HealthFit app

HealthFit stroll I love the trail that the HealthFit App produces on the iPhone from my Workout app on the iWatch.

This trail is from a 2km stroll along the sea front at Cesarea on our little car tour of Puglia

Travel blogging in Cambridge

Today’s travel blog is a ramble with the Cambridge Rambling Club. We did  a 14mile figure of 8 centered in Newport, Essex.

It was an warm autumn day, exactly 3 years since I met Sally on the fateful Nar Valley walk. The colours on the trees were truly splendid, especially when the sun came out and even the overcast skies gave a feeling of the dark winter nights which are about to descend on us. Much talk about log fires and stoves.

I was very surprised to hear Vera’s amazing news that her husband, Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, had just won the Nobel prize for Chemistry, here in Cambridge, and that they are about to visit the King and Queen of Sweden in Stockholm to collect the award and also will meet Barack Obama. An interesting aside for all those that want to curb immigration etc is that he was born in Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu, India emigrated to the USA and now lives in England, in fact he has only been at Trinity College, Cambridge for about 18months, who no doubt will collect all the kudos. 🙂

An excellent day out maybe we can get Murray Newlands to start walking and compliment his blogging skills!

Here is today’s outing on Everytrail:-

Newport, Essex, UK circular walk

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Boxing day barrel rolling at Grantchester

After yesterdays gluttony we just had to have a semi decent walk today, for some reason I wanted to walk to Grantchester, in hindsight because I had seen the signs for the annual barrel rolling in Grantchester last week!.

However, I had completely forgotten about that when we set off! I was also wanting to try the new start/end route for my Scholars Way Cambridge/Oxford walk using the permissive paths from Grantchester to Barton.

This is the route we took. 13.5miles in lovely winter sunshine.

Boxing day walk & barrel rolling in Grantchester

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And here is a great shot of an ace barrel roller:-

Top notch barrel roller
Top notch barrel roller