All 10 entries tagged Outdoor Group
October 23, 2006
Writing about web page http://www.webspace.myzen.co.uk/maps/The_Strettons.jpg
The Outdoor Group undertook a pleasant little bimble yesterday up and down the Strettons. Despite dire weather forecasts most of the walk was dry- although the slippery slopes meant we got closer to the wildlife than intended! It was too wet for proper scuffing of leaves, but the autumn colours were simply stunning- lots of crimson berries and burnished gold beech leaves… and to finish the walk in the wholefood cafe the Acorns with a massive wholemeal scone smothered in jam and clotted cream was a most satisfying end.
October 17, 2006
Apart from the photos of lunch, the picture quality from the waterproof camera is awful. There simply wasn’t enough light. So anyone in the group’s fears about cringe-worthy photos are very much unfounded… you can hardly see more than a helmet, never mind recognise who it is :-(
October 11, 2006
No doubt this will bring groans of recognition from others… isn’t it a bloomin’ pain having a wetsuit+gloves+boots all hanging round the bathroom? Not to mention the shock factor when you wander in half asleep at night and there’s a figure lurking in the shower…!!
then there’s all the camping gear I’m tripping over (until I get a chance to clean it and stow it away)...
October 10, 2006
The Outdoor Group reigns supreme! Saturday gorgewalking (photos and a proper blog entry to follow), then Sunday and Monday on the Pembroke coast- with a great walk along the coastal path on Sunday and body boarding (first time!) on Monday… unfortunately no time to write much about it now… but all that really needs to be said was that it was fantastic!
September 15, 2006
Ok. How can punting be deemed a suitably thrilling activity for the adrenaline junkies of the outdoor group to include it on their busy itinerary?
Perhaps we should have taken the punt out onto whitewater rapids? Could’ve been interesting, but I’m not sure we’d have got the deposit back (or punt for that matter) if we had.
Or would it be more exciting if I started this with a 999-Lifesaver style introduction?
(imagine Michael Buerk’s voice)
How Richard saved Tania’s life
For press officer Richard, the 10th of September 2006 started off like any other Sunday. He never dreamed that, before the day was over, people would be calling him ….”A Hero”...
Shocking images of a daring dive into the murky depths of the Cherwell.
Or maybe not.
Truth be told, it was a terribly civilised outing, gliding between colleges and admiring the sights… not quite the Pimms and picnic scenario of Oxbridge undergraduates, but getting there.
Of course, there were the odd encounters with hawthorn bushes which induced impressive outbursts of swearing- from me because I couldn’t get the stupid pole upright enough to push off from the bottom and from the crew because of the inconvenience of being snagged and scratched without warning.
Just a few photos for now- more to come.
Go girl, go!
Philosophising on a jaffa cake…
September 04, 2006
Rich- Do you mean this one? Oops and now I’ve published it…
Setting out in the sunshine…
Views on the way up…
Me and Adam (or is it Eve??). As soon as we got to the top it started throwing it down with rain… but that didn’t dampen spirits…
Is it radioactive? Has it come out of Teletubby Land?? Should we get the mountain rescue???
On top of the world… (well Tryfan anyway)
Sunshine (and the sea) in the distance
Tryfan in the sunshine…
August 25, 2006
Great 4 mile paddle from Leamington to the Saxon Mill and back on Tuesday.
And no–one capsized (not even me)!
Memorable moments: the views of Guy's Cliffe from the river at sunset link ; the Saxon Mill's lights reflected in the water; the family of swans at the weir eyeing us with a mix of contempt ("how dare you be here in our water") and majestic indifference (we know we're superior– just look at your pathetic paddling as we glide graciously past…)
Richard – "God, it's a barren, featureless desert out there, isn't it. "
Barry – "The other side you fool"
Is Rich being camera shy or is he trying to hide the fact we stopped for ice creams on our bimble to the Lickey Hills on Sunday?!
Tania, on the other hand, has no such scruples.
The panoramic views of… Longbridge
Follow the leader…
August 07, 2006
Yesterday was the first bimble of the Outdoors Group, undertaken by Rich, Tania and myself. Before you ask, a bimble is a leisurely walk over undemanding terrain. Ours was about 4 miles with numerous stops (a drinks break, an ice–cream stop and a number of sit–downs/ photo opportunities). Not the most demanding of itineraries, but all in all a very sociable and pleasant afternoon.
I'm sure Rich and Tania (as experienced Comms people) will come up with much better captions for the photos… but as a first attempt:
Are you ready?
The role of the Press Officer is to support colleagues…
Tania's ready for speed dating at the Communications Day