one step at a time.

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Walking... some of the things I love about it.. and about logging (or b-logging)

Today I looked up the Girlguiding Walking Qualification.  I found out some interesting facts:

You can skip Level 1 if you have completed Silver or Gold Duke of Edinburgh awards.  I have done this.

For Level 2 & 3 - You need to go on first aid training that is HSE approved for 16+hrs.  I checked costs online - this is an expensive undertaking... To be queried with relevant adviser at a later date.

A log is required to record the required 20 minimum 10k or longer walks.

At this point I decided with PJ's help that we would sort out our various logging methods into a book which I have been saving for a good use.  It has a lovely painting of a loch by Brian Cook on the cover.

Having logged our memorable or significant walks since we started recording them (May 2012) I have found 14 so far are over 10k. 

You can use walks completed in the last 3 years.  I will love looking back at this notebook in years to come, remembering the walks and the associated comments I have included (such as the pints in the thatched pub in Maids Moreton.

This is a picture of icy Loch Ordie which we visited yesterday on a 13.5mile loop walk incorporating one terrifying snowy muddy steep but short hill.