The route described is unsafe, requires (trad)climbing skills up to grade HVS, and involves trespassing. The author does not encourage anyone to follow the route, nor are they explicitly saying that they have completed the route and the photos are oldish. Due to the current lockdown it is not okay to travel. Through the … Continue reading Snakes and Ladders
Now that the feelings of boredom and frustration of not being able to do anything productive are familiar to most of us in COVID-closure countries, I’m going to share my experience of pre-pandemic unemployment.
Warm spring sun on the back. Cold grippy rock under my hands. Just an easy warm-up climb. Then, of course, my foot slips, and I hit it on the rock underneath. Ouch. Now it’s not a time for unnecessary injuries, the healthcare system is busy enough. On the last full day before the UK COVID-19 … Continue reading Enjoying the outdoors – Before it was forbidden
Last time I wrote about my visit to Askham Hall, an old country house turned into a boutique-hotel which serves very fine food. It was nice to sit by the fire at Askham Hall lounge, drinking tea, and having a quiet conversation. The atmosphere in the mansion was leisurely and comfortable, very different from another … Continue reading Chatsworth House – a lot of everything
Usually I prefer to cook my meals and save some money. However, a dining experience where everything – taste, appearance, smell, and texture – is carefully considered is a real treat. Such is the fine dining experience at an old Lake District country house called Askham Hall.
Since Southern Finland still has no snow, winter sports are off-limits. Luckily, we can keep doing summer sports, and head to the forest without snowshoes. National parks and recreational areas are top attractions for visitors and locals alike. There are many places around Helsinki alone where you can go for a nice walk or a … Continue reading An icy trail run
A tour with Outlander filming locations could be great fun, but unfortunately, I wasn’t impressed. Although I am going to be rather critical, I do admit that the tour was a good way to visit a few of the less accessible sites.