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2021 Blog

Due to that virus “that shall not be named”, apart from a 20km swim and exceeding my target of over 2020km during training, my planned #2020visionsofablindadventurer challenges were postponed.  With continued uncertainty for 2021, we shall just have to see what we can get up to this year!


2021 Blog page
  • Different training
    My usual training – prone-board and biking – has taken a back seat over the last few weeks, for a different sort of training. As many of you know, we lost our wonderful dog Stumpy earlier this year. Since she joined us in 2007, Stumpy had been my “unofficial” guide dog, taking me into town, on buses, trains, etc. (She even […]
  • Bike (GNT) – Hawick to wee gate
    On arrival at Hawick, the sun was shining. By the time we set off, the clouds had come over and the light was dimpsy. (Not great for me.) For the first 7km, we were on the main road, and the poor light wasn’t much of an issue. However, as we left the road and started to follow a grassy track, my sight failed me. Just a few […]
  • Bike (GNT) – Middleton Top to Fridon, England
    Don’t you just love technology, (when it works). Today Rhona and I went to the southern end of the Great North Trail and pedalled out from Middleton Top. We set the Go Pro camera on Rho’s bike as we biked up the track, through the unlit tunnel, and up to Fridon car park where we turned around and headed back. It was only […]
  • Prone – Newburgh, Scotland
    Today, Piotr, (Outdoor Explore), took Lindsay and I a few hundred metres across the Perthshire border into the Kingdom of Fife. Although today’s session was going to be short, it was not going to be easy. Piotr described the planned session as like being on a treadmill. From Newburgh, we headed upstream, with the wind and […]
  • Bike (GNT) – Kielder Reservoir, England
    After a fab few days in Northumberland with AWEsome friends, Rhona and I decided to do another Great North Trail leg, this time at Kielder Reservoir. The track turned out to be super “Dean friendly”, i.e. fairly easy for a blind guy and his guide to ride, with no major obstacles. It certainly wasn’t flat, and with lots of […]
  • Bike (GNT) – Fort Augustus to Corrieyairack Pass
    The Great North Trail, the trail that just keeps giving. We didn’t think the trail could get any steeper… Today’s goal was to do a round trip of just over 40k, to get to the wee hoose, and then back, but the trail Gods were having none of it! After setting off from FA, the first couple of kms were flat. Then we turned left […]

2021 Blog ARCHIVE:

  • 21 Sep 2021 - Prone - Clunie Loch, Scotland
  • 20 Sep 2021 - Bike (GNT) - Loch Laggan to Wee Hoose, Scotland
  • 18 Sep 2021 - Bike (GNT) - Duncansby Head to Loch Watten, Scotland
  • 04 Sep 2021 - Prone - Clunie Loch, Scotland
  • 28 Aug 2021 - Prone - Clunie Loch, Scotland
  • 21 Aug 2021 - Bike (GNT) - Innerwick to 4th bridge, Scotland
  • 17 Aug 2021 - Bike (GNT) – Rannoch Station to the 4th bridge (No, not that Forth Bridge!)
  • 14 Aug 2021 - Bike (GNT) – Rannoch Station to Loch Ossian, Scotland
  • 13 Aug 2021 - Prone - Broughty Ferry, Scotland
  • 04 Aug 2021 - Prone - Loch Tay, Scotland
  • 27 Jul 2021 - Bike (GNT) - Loch Laggan to Loch Ossian, Scotland
  • 26 Jul 2021 - Bike (GNT) - Loch Laggan, Scotland
  • 25 Jul 2021 - Prone - Loch Awe, Scotland
  • 15 Jul 2021 - Prone - Loch Tay, Scotland
  • 11 Jul 2021 - Bike - Kilmahog, Scotland
  • 11 Jul 2021 - Prone - Clunie Loch, Scotland
  • 21 Jun 2021 - Bike - Loch Awe, Scotland
  • 06 Jun 2021 - Prone - Clunie Loch, Scotland
  • 05 Jun 2021 - Bike - Loch Benachally, Scotland
  • 30 May 2021 - Prone - Loch Ness
  • 29 May 2021 - Bike - The Scenic Glen, Scotland
  • 27 May 2021 - Bike - Loch More, Scotland
  • 27 May 2021 - Prone - Loch More, Scotland
  • 22 May 2021 - Suilven Adventure - Sutherland, Scotland
  • 19 May 2021 - Prone - Loch Lomond, Scotland
  • 11 May 2021 - Prone - Clunie Loch, Scotland
  • 08 May 2021 - Prone - new kit
  • 24 Apr 2021 - Prone - Clunie Loch, Scotland
  • 18 Apr 2021 - Prone - Clunie Loch, Scotland
  • 13 Apr 2021 - Prone - Clunie Loch, Scotland
  • 11 Apr 2021 - Prone - Clunie Loch, Schotland
  • 27 Mar 2021 - Prone - Clunie Loch, Scotland
  • 23 Mar 2021 - Prone - Clunie Loch, Scotland
  • 20 Mar 2021 - Prone & Bike - Blairgowrie, Scotland
  • 13 Mar 2021 - Prone – Clunie Loch, Scotland
  • 09 Mar 2021 - Prone – Clunie Loch, Scotland
  • 07 Mar 2021 - Prone - Clunie Loch, Scotland
  • 06 Mar 2021 - Prone - Clunie Loch, Scotland
  • 27 Feb 2021 - Prone - Clunie Loch, Scotland
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