Welcome, I'm Kate.
Award Winning Blogger, Adventure Seeker, Naval History Fiend,
Ordnance Survey #GetOutside Champion, Tea Addict and Lover of Type II Fun.
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"Never measure the height of a mountain until you have reached the top. Then you will see how low it was"
"It’s always further than it looks. It’s always taller than it looks. And it’s always harder than it looks"
"So, if you cannot understand that there is something in man which responds to the challenge of this mountain and goes out to meet it, that the struggle is the struggle of life itself upward and forever upward, then you won’t see why we go. What we get from adventure is just sheer joy. And joy is, after all, the end of life. We do not live to eat and make money. We eat and make money to be able to live. That is what life means and what life is for.”
“All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake up in the day to find it was vanity, but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible.”
On the morning of September 14th 1805, Horatio Nelson reached The George Hotel in Portsmouth, after a long journey from London. A huge crowd had gathered to see Nelson, and he had to take an alternate route to embark the barge which took him to HMS Victory.
This is that route.
When I think of it, I associate it with mountains, with rain, with Type II fun and long car journeys.
This weekend all that changed, when I headed to Swansea Bay for a weekend of beachy fun.
Beaches, history, views as far as the eye could see and watersports?!
What could be better...?