Daily Archives: Thursday, 4th Aug 2011

Weight and Stuff Report – 4 August 2011

Down a whole pound today. Quite likely a random fluctuation, and I’ll probably be a wee bit heavier tomorrow, but that makes me just over ten pounds lighter than I was at my heaviest on 2 July. I think that’s pretty good progress so far.

Once again I walked to work, and if today’s Runkeeper and indeed Garmin figures are to be believed, I did it a wee bit quicker, and with a slightly lower maximum heart rate. Which may or may not mean anything.

I’m giving myself a few nights off exercise bike duty – I’m currently planning to start that again on Saturday.

More exciting, or not, reports to come!

Today’s picture is a bit of a relic – the transmitter on what used to be Tyne Tees TV’s building (now called Aerial House, would you believe) has been kept in place and is still an interesting thing to see:



Holiday 2011, Day 2 – Heading up Snowdon on July 7

On July 7, we had our first full day in North Wales. After an early, and excellent breakfast, we set off for Llanberis and arrived in good time to collect our booked tickets for the Snowdon Mountain Railway. The trains are small, and the trip is very popular, so booking in advance is definitely the thing to do, even if it does mean you can’t decide to go on a nice, clear sunny day. As it happened, the day in question was a wee bit wet, well very wet, to tell the truth. But the ride up was interesting, with lots to see on the way up, until the weather closed in, the rain started, then the hail started and visibility was reduced to seeing vague shadows outside the train.

At the top, there’s a cafe and visitor centre which opens directly off the platform, and from there you can take the short walk to the summit of Snowdon, but given the conditions, we decided to stay in the cafe! After a short wait, the train took us back down again.

It’s a good trip, and we’ll more than likely have another go next year, in the hope of getting a clearer day. But enough about that, here are the pictures, which give at least an impression of the ride.