Monthly Archives: August 2013


Gromit is born : Serendipity in deed

On Aug 28th, 2013

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What I love about my little trailer, Gromit, above the huge advantage of being able to carry heavy loads easily, the simplicity and the lightness, is the manner in which he was born.  Although I run the risk of despoiling the readers’ affection for the superb chick flick with John Cusack, I must report the events leading […]

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Tumbleweed, terroir and gastronomic Gascony

On Aug 26th, 2013

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Week 4 Travelled through: Santander using trains up the coast to: Bilbao (Spain), Donostia San Sebastian (Spain), Hendaye (Hendaia) (Spain) to Bayonne (France). Then got down to it, going through St Martin de Seignanx, Biarrotte, Cagnotte, Pouillon, Mimbaste, Clermont, Pomarez, Donzacq, Caupenne, Larbey, Saint Aubin, Montaut, Saint Sever, Grenade sur l’Adour, Maurrin and Villeneuve de […]

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Dartmoor, Fox, Slugs and a Sense of Smell

On Aug 22nd, 2013

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Week 03 Travelled through: Cullompton Exeter Dunston Moreton Hampstead Plymouth Brittany Ferry to Santander (Spain) In summary Health is all coming together. So no real problems by the time I arrived in Plymouth for the Ferry to Santander. The body had sorted itself out, the blisters healing nicely and I seem to have got into […]

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Week 2 – Gromit meets the Gromits

On Aug 18th, 2013

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Summary: Surprisingly solid week – just getting on with the task at foot. Blisters have amazed me this week again, as they rotated from mid foot to heel and continued to heal nightly. New little monsters forming around the heel cup area to replace them. Overall there has been less and less foot pain and […]

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Yippeee – we’re off…

On Aug 5th, 2013

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Week One Everything on plan, everything working, on budget and on time for week one. Blisters temporarily stop play. Summary: A wonderful start to the big trip, loads of friendly faces, waving drivers and interesting roadside encounters. It was never going to be a running race the first week, nor was it going to be […]

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