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Coming soon…

12 November 2011
I’m lucky enough to be away on a few days of Pyrenean ramble.  A little deeper than the usual GR10, GR65 or miscellaneous camino routes of the traditional and modern pilgrims of St Jacques.
Snow shoeing in aound 2000m below Pic d'Anie

Snowshoeing the Pic D'Anie

Haute Soule and Haute Bearn are my objectives, the slopes of the first two and a half thousand metre mountain (8,200 ft, Pic d’Anie) as you trek east-south-eastward from the Atlantic coast.  I’ll be forsaking the fleshpots of Biarritz and the urban culture of Euskal Herria,  (land of the Basque) to seek the cultural secrets of the mountains.  The photo is a taster from last year…more on this in February if not before.  In the meantime other adventures await me on my return…
 
The Hill of Howth for Health & Heather, as the PR department of the GNR railway and tram once put it, is going to fall under my boots very shortly as I revise Walk 1 of Best Walks in Ireland, and if I hear tall tales of wrong doing on Ireland’s Eye, or rumours of skullduggery in Balscadden…. then you’ll be the first to know.
 
Ballyboughal Bound. And sometime soon I hope to amble along the hedgerows of Ballyboughal  in search of their waymarked trail.  Watch this space as the PR people still say.
 
Restoring Ireland’s birdlife.  Once more we can see Red Kites soaring over our pastureland.  So much has been done over the last twenty years to protect bird habitats, and re-introduce lost species. All of this work has contributed to the biodiversity of our landscape and enhanced the quality of our walking and rambling experience.  You’ll forgive me if I take a little time in these coming pages to prospect the work that has been, and is being done, and celebrate the pleasure I hope it gives us.
 
A Short Walk on The South Strand: Exploration of this seashore has barely begun…expect more.
 
Back in around 10 days…
Enjoy your walking.
David
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