Tag: Scotland

More Synergy Swimrun wetsuit photos while in Scotland

Here are even more photos of myself wearing the Synergy Swimrun wetsuit, during my time up in Scotland! No, before anyone asks, I did not go in river… Come on it’s winter here in Scotland! Plus it had been snowing! So that water, would have been super COLD!

Synergy Swimrun wetsuit and Neoprene Pup Hood

Synergy Swimrun wetsuit and Neoprene Pup Hood

Synergy Swimrun wetsuit and Neoprene Pup Hood

Boxing Day wetsuit walk!

After going a wetsuited walk on Christmas Day, of course, I had to do the same again on Boxing Day! Was wearing the Synergy Swimrun wetsuit again. Since it was only wetsuit, I took up to Scotland with me! This walk was even longer than yesterday. Did 3.5 miles, check out the route at www.strava.com/activities/6429019934.

adidas Varilite Down Hooded Jacket

Synergy Swimrun wetsuit

adidas Varilite Down Hooded Jacket

More photos can be found at www.gordon-valentine.com/zenphoto/wetsuits/synergy-swimrun-wetsuit/

First ever wetsuit walk on Christmas Day

Well that was a first, even for me! Went a wetsuited walk on Christmas Day! It was only 1.96 miles, but that’s still a good distance. You can check out the route at www.strava.com/activities/6425710829.

 adidas Varilite Down Hooded Jacket

adidas Varilite Down Hooded Jacket

Synergy Swimrun wetsuit

Synergy Swimrun wetsuit

More photos can be found at www.gordon-valentine.com/zenphoto/wetsuits/synergy-swimrun-wetsuit/

Just one more sleep, till Scotland!!!

After, lots of worrying will going to Scotland for Christmas happen this year. Due to you know what, it’s really happening! Really can’t wait to see all family again!

Hope that you all have a great Christmas and hope that 2022, starts off better, than 2021 did!!!

Like many others, I started off 2021 with no job…. Now got a new job, that I really do love!

My favourite photos from 2021…

Here are just some of my favourite photos from 2021…

Love Cooper so much!!!
Love Cooper so much!!!
Walking along Grantham Canal with Emilie
Walking along Grantham Canal with Emilie
Walking around Rutland Water with Emilie
Walking around Rutland Water with Emilie
Great fun at Clumber Park Lodges
Great fun at Clumber Park Lodges
Myself at Tweedbank railway station
Myself at Tweedbank railway station

Check out these and 100s more at www.gordon-valentine.com/zenphoto/me/2021/

Railway stations, to tick off in 2022

Here is a mini list of railway stations, I really want to tick off in 2022!

 Dent railway station

  • Arisaig – The westernmost railway station on the UK Network Rail network.
  • Chorley – Where I was born!
  • Dent – Highest mainline railway station in England.
  • Leyland – Lived there, when I was much, much younger!!
  • Llanfairpwll – Think you, can you work out why!
  • Penzance

Think of any others?!?! Do let me know!

So far visited 29 extra railway stations in 2021

So far during 2021, I’ve visited an extra 29 railway stations! Hoping to end the year, on at least 40! See what happens!

My favourite new railway station of 2021 so far…. Has to be… Berney Arms!

Mark G, Cooper and myself at Berney Arms railway station

Myself at Berney Arms railway station

Here is the 2021 list so far…

  1. Berney Arms
  2. Brunstane
  3. Carlton
  4. Clapham Junction
  5. Dover Priory
  6. Dunblane
  7. Edinburgh Park
  8. Eskbank
  9. Galashiels
  10. Gorebridge
  11. Great Yarmouth
  12. Haddiscoe
  13. Jordanhill
  14. London Blackfriars
  15. Lowdham
  16. Lowestoft
  17. Musselburgh
  18. Netherfield
  19. Newcraighall
  20. Newtongrange
  21. Oulton Broad North
  22. Oulton Broad South
  23. Radcliffe
  24. Reedham
  25. Shawfair
  26. Somerleyton
  27. Stow
  28. Tweedbank
  29. Vauxhall

The full list can be found at www.gordon-valentine.com/travel/railways/railway-stations/

Dunblane railway station, tick!

Can now tick off Dunblane, railway station, which is the northernmost station on the National Rail network to be electrified.

Myself at Dunblane railway station

Dunblane railway station

Dunblane railway station

Many more photos at www.gordon-valentine.com/zenphoto/railway-stations/dunblane/

Railway stations – not by train

I’ve just made a new page on called Railway stations – not by train. Which is a list of railway stations, I’ve visited using other means…. So cycled, driven or walked to. But never boarded a train from…

  1. Ancaster
  2. Ardlui
  3. Bridge of Orchy
  4. Dalmally
  5. Dent
  6. Falls of Cruachan
  7. Glenfinnan
  8. Gretna Green
  9. Kirkby Stephen
  10. Loch Awe
  11. Lockerbie
  12. Penrith
  13. Rauceby
  14. Taynuilt
  15. Tyndrum Lower
  16. Upper Tyndrum
  17. Whalley

This will change over time… Check out the up-to-date list at www.gordon-valentine.com/travel/railways/railway-stations-not-by-train/

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