Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Happy New Year!

 

Wishing you all a happy, healthy and peaceful 2015

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… and a couple more from post-fracture adventures

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It was all going so well!

 

Sunday was our annual walk with good friends from Belmont over to the Strawberry Duck at Egerton.  We hadn’t even set off from  Belmont when I slipped on a patch of black ice outside the front door breaking my fall with my arm – yeah you can guess the rest.  We carried on with the walk as actually the pain wasn’t too bad for me, although I did think the arm was broken.  An excellent lunch in the Strawberry Duck and a glorious walk back to Belmont with the reward of a stunning sunset.  Didn’t seem any point in going to A&E that night as the wait would have been horrendous.  Went along to the health centre at 7.00am Monday morning, only to find the X-ray department didn’t open until 8.30!  So still a wait, but first in the queue for confirmation that the radial head in my left forearm is fractured.  Still – clean break, no caste, I’m right handed and it’s not stopped me walking – could have been a whole lot worse Smile

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A quick stop off on Scout Road – Bolton and Manchester beyond.  The tall building in the distance is the Hilton Hotel

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Entwistle Reservoir

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Looking across to Winter Hill from above Catherine Edge – made the best use of all the daylight today

Saturday, 27 December 2014

Saturday 27th December – Snow!

The recovery continues, today I wanted to do some uphill walking.  A bonus delivery of snow made for some very picturesque scenes and the presence of dog walkers added to the photo opportunities.  A good test of where I am in recovery terms – five miles covered with quite a bit of it uphill.  Able to press on when climbing, but taking it easy on the downhills as this seems to be more challenging in terms of how my body is recovering from the surgery.  Very pleased with progress a week and a day since the operation took place : )

 

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Tuesday, 23 December 2014

The Road to Recovery - Tuesday 23rd December

 

Two postponements later the operation to remove my gallbladder went ahead last Friday.  Feeling much better than I expected to be at this time, keen to get back to some degree of fitness as soon as but conscious of the need not to overdo it.  No driving yet – so Ian providing taxi services!  Awful weather today so a drive into Salford Quays and a nice lunch on the way home.  Good to get a walk in, albeit very slow at this stage  : )

 

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Sunday, 16 November 2014

Saturday 15th November – Carrock Fell and Bowscale Fell

A Nice little twelve mile outing from the tiny hamlet of Bowscale over Carrock Fell by a path previously unknown to us and avoiding the rather slippery scramble.  Next up Bowscale Fell, which emerged from the mist and then out to the tongue and back before heading down Smile

 

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Bowscale

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Looking down to Bowscale from the path up to Carrock Fell

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Mountain Bike

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Bowscale Fell

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Ian at the summit Shelter

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Descending to Bowscale Tarn

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Sunset over Keswick