The Power of Nostalgia

We trudged through hop field after hop field, along shady lanes and even a bit along the road. Barely noticing our surroundings and wrapped up in our conversation – a conversation that had been going for several hours now. Frequent breaks, hidden stashes of sweets, Special Brew and Benson & Hedges. A burning hot day…

TGO Challenge 2017

I’ve already told the story of the actual walk, but also wanted to wrap up some comments on the planning for the trip, route and general experience of the whole thing. So here’s an index to the individual blog posts and some general thoughts on this year’s Challenge…   Day What Happened Distance (km) Ascent…

TGO Challenge 2017: Aftermath

The relative bustle of Challenge Control in the Park Hotel is left behind while I take to the streets. First I try to check-in to my accommodation early – they’re not having it, but do agree to keep hold of my pack while I roam about. The quest for some acceptable fried food isn’t terribly…