Follow the life of a recently retired teacher. The bucket lists have been written. How much can be achieved in the next 10 years - from the mundane (baking an edible cake) to the ridiculous (kayaking through the rain forest).
This is it! I've given up work -retired from the rat race and am about to start on a 10 year adventure, doing all those things I've been meaning to do but never had the time to do them. I've offloaded my responsibilities and it is now my time. So follow my adventures and see whether I actually manage anything!
Friday, 18 November 2016
Gliding over Edale
A few weeks ago I went for a walk in the Peak District in Derbyshire. The first time I have ventured into the hills since I injured a tendon in my leg last year. I didn't walk far but it was enough to let me know how much I have missed walking in the countryside.
There was much to see not just on the ground but in the skies.
This was obviously the place for hang gliders.
Must be the closest you can get to that feeling of flying like a bird.
It took quite some time before everything was ready for this one to take to the sky.
But once launched it soared upwards on the thermals.
There were two people sharing the experience.
I know nothing about this sport and have just referred to them all as hang gliders which I know is probably incorrect but you get what I mean.
Looks very comfortable admiring the world from up high.
Was I envious? No, I was quite happy to have my feet on the ground.