Monthly Archives: December 2012

#110 – Happy New Year!

Have a ‘magical’ New Year in 2013 – best wishes from Paul, Chris and Border Collie ‘Mist’. Text and images © Paul Shorrock p.s. The above image was taken just before Christmas, on a walk in the Elen Valley in … Continue reading

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#109 – Have a good (and safe) Christmas!!

What’s all this then?  Shouldn’t you be doing something Christmasey instead of reading this?  Well, seeing as you’re here, here’s a repeat of a blog I did a couple of years ago when I lived in Yorkshire – I’ve told … Continue reading

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#108 – Pen yr Ole Wen. A promising start to the winter season in the mountains of North Wales

Pen yr Ole Wen isn’t exactly what I would describe as one of the ‘jewels in the crown’ of Snowdonia.  It’s a lump of a hill, almost literally sitting in the shadow of Tryfan, despite the fact that it is … Continue reading

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#107 – Training ‘Search and Rescue’ Dogs – The story continues ….

The Search and Rescue Dog Association of Wales (SARDA Cymru) holds two assessment weekends every year, where novice dogs demonstrate their searching abilities, and qualified dogs progress to a higher level.  Originally intended to search for lost or injured people … Continue reading

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#106 – ” …. Sack it to me ….!”

My wife doesn’t understand me (as the saying goes).  Is it so difficult to understand that an outdoors chap needs more than one rucksack?  Well, this one does anyway.  I’m also a ‘label’ man – I tend to stick with … Continue reading

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