14 July 2017

Lechquellen Alps July 2017

Hurray! The Picasa photo upload manager seems to be having a new lease of life,which means that I can create and share Google Albums much quicker again ,without using all my data allowance while trying to overcome problems with Firefox/Chrome crashing after only loading a few pics at a time.

Another hut to hut trip with my pal Ernie.This time to the Lechquellen Alps,Vorarlberg, in the far west of Austria. Travelled there by train from the north of England to London,then Eurostar to Brussels,Thalys to Cologne and Nightjet sleeper to Innsbruck. Here's a link to the Lechquellen Alps photo album
with text captions.












3 April 2017

New Zealand March 2017

Catchup post on a wet morning in July now that album uploading is quicker again.

After stopping over in Singapore I flew to Christchurch and spent just under four weeks mainly in the Buller/West Coast area between and inland from Greymouth to Karamea,with a diversion over to Marlborough half way through.
Familiar places to stay between tramps,including the Old Nurses Home at Reefton,Riverside camp ground at Murchison,Havelock hostel and Formerly the Blackball Hilton.
My tramps covered some new ground,further up the Matiri River;Wakamarina track to Fosters Clearing;Big River Track near Reefton;and Buckland Peaks above Westport.

Here's a link to the New Zealand March 2017 photo album with a storyline.





 















3 March 2017

Singapore stopover March 2017

Catchup post on a wet July day having found that Picasa is still able to do quick uploads to Google photos.

A three day stopover on the way to New Zealand.I'd been via Singapore in the past but only stopping over in daytime between flights.This time I took the opportunity to do a couple of walks.Lots of "greening" going on.

Here's a link to the Singapore photo album


















Restabal,Andalucia ,February

A quick trip to Southern Spain to do some walking with my friends Philip and Patricia. Restabal is a village in the Lecrin Valley inland towards Granada from Motril on the Tropical Coast.Some local walks from the door and a couple in the Alpujarras and Axarquia mountains.

Here's a link to the photo album https://goo.gl/photos/BbGZ7wFNsbhnEuZY8

Capileira to Cit.Tomas



Chamois?
Looking down to Saleres on anti clockwise walk from Restabal to Ermita Cristo del Zapato,Pinos del Valle and back




Pinos del Valle

Lopera on eastern edge of the Axarquia mountains ,from Meson Los Prados
 



Restabal ,Conchar circuit





 


Conchar via the ravine ,and then the easy way back
 



Rather than teetering along the lavada the route crosses over the stream and stays on a reasonable cairned path





Maro to the Torre and back