Tag: travel

Only been to three new railway stations during 2021

So far only been to three new railway stations during 2021. Just don’t feel 100% safe using trains, since way to many people are not wearing masks or been vaccinated!

Myself at Clapham Junction railway station
Myself at Clapham Junction railway station

Here are the new ones, I’ve been to during 2021.

Need to visit Duncraig railway station again

After watching this vlog from Geoff Marshall. I really need to go back and use Duncraig railway station again! Only used it once and that was back in 2014.

Here are some photos, from when I went along with Cooper and Mark back in 2014

Duncraig railway station

Duncraig railway station

Duncraig railway station

More photos can be found at www.gordon-valentine.com/zenphoto/railway-stations/duncraig/

Climbed Ben Nevis four years ago!

WOW! Where has the time gone? Four years ago today, Nick and myself climbed Ben Nevis, which is of course, the highest mountain in the British Isles! Standing at 1,345 metres above sea level. Still can’t believe that we both did it!!

Check out the route we took at www.strava.com/activities/1088565730

Here are some photos + vlog, from a truly amazing day!

More photos can be found at www.gordon-valentine.com/zenphoto/uk-named-summits/ben-nevis-17-07-2017/

June 2021 most popular photos

Below are the top five most looked at photos on this website during June 2021.

Number 1 (110 views) : First time in a hot tub
First time in a hot tub

Number 2 (105 views) : First time in a hot tub
First time in a hot tub

Number 3 (94 views) : White Morphsuit
White Morphsuit

Number 4 (72 views) : White Morphsuit
White Under Armour HeatGear 2.0 Shorts

Number 5 (65 views) : Pearl Izumi Team Garmin-Chipotle team kit
Pearl Izumi Team Garmin-Chipotle team kit

Now done 68% of #walk1000miles – 2021

walk1000miles - 2021That’s me now done 68% of #walk1000miles. So 681.33 miles down and 318.67 miles remaining!

Keep up-to-date with all my cycling and walking adventures over at www.strava.com/athletes/gsvalentine

English Heritage list : updated 21-06-2021

That’s me just updated the list of English Heritage sites that I’ve been to!

Dover Castle

I’ve added the following this week:-

  • Bolsover Castle, Derbyshire
  • Dover Castle, Kent

Also went back to:-

  • Conisbrough Castle, South Yorkshire (Last visit – June 2018)
  • Roche Abbey, South Yorkshire (Last visit – June 2018)

Been great seeing the family after 18 months!

Been great getting to travel again and of course, been even better getting to see my family for first time in over 18 months! Longest time, I’ve not seen any of them since the day I was born!

Here are some photos, from Clumber Park Lodges, Dover Castle, London etc…

Douglas and myself on the way to London

Myself at Dover Castle

Outside Buckingham Palace

First time in a hot tub

Great fun at Clumber Park Lodges

Great fun at Clumber Park Lodges

More photos can be found at www.gordon-valentine.com/zenphoto/me/2021/

Now done 66% of #walk1000miles – 2021

walk1000miles - 2021That’s me now done 66% of #walk1000miles. So 669.52 miles down and 330.48 miles remaining!

Keep up-to-date with all my cycling and walking adventures over at www.strava.com/athletes/gsvalentine

Went to Roche Abbey with Douglas

Been great getting to use my Historic Scotland Membership this week, after not using it in over 2 years…. Of course, all know the reason. So don’t need to say why! So far this week, I’ve been to Conisbrough Castle, Dover Castle and now Roche Abbey using it! Hoping to use it, at last 1 or 2 more times this week.

I had been around Roche Abbey, before but back in June 2018. So it was great to have a look around it again!

Roche Abbey

Roche Abbey

Myself at Roche Abbey

More photos can be found at www.gordon-valentine.com/zenphoto/england/roche-abbey/

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