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A Walk Around Loughton

Friday, October 22nd, 2004 in Buckinghamshire
A Walk Around Loughton

Time has been flying past me and I can’t seem to catch up. The summer was filled with a hankering to drop all responsibilities and just go back to Maui. Of course, there was reality to deal with and instead of returning to paradise I took on a massive home renovation project. I hired a contractor to tear out all the old, filthy carpets from my house and replace them with hardwood floors. I also had new doors and new trim installed throughout most of the house. The project was very stressful (of course) as I had to basically move out of the house. When the project was finished, I needed a break and flew to the UK to see Phil.

The days in October are short and more often than not quite grey. But that doesn’t detract from the beauty of Britain in the fall. The muted skies give off a gentle light and the weather is rarely too cold to get out for a daily walk. So here are a few pictures from a recent walk around the nearby village of Loughton.

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A New Pixel Catcher
A New Pixel Catcher
Over the past several months, I’ve been struggling with the little Canon Powershot S100 compact camera that I take on my hikes, as there are repeated signs that its sensor is failing.
Carn Galver Summit
Carn Galver Summit
Today, we took a short hike to the top of Carn Galver. The two engine houses of Carn Galver Mine. The engine house on the left pumped water from the mine, while the engine house on the right hauled and crushed the tin ore.
Spring Blossoms
Spring Blossoms