Holiday in Malta 2017, day 5

Today, Marsaxlokk again, this time for lunch. The weather was a bit dull and grey, and we felt like having a nice relaxed, lazy day, so we didn't want to do anything too adventurous. We had lunch at a place called Southeast Café. The food was delicious, and there was a super cute little cat wandering about who eventually decided to settle down snuggled up to me while Zoe and I ate. After lunch and another wander around town, we decided the overcast sky actually made for nice walking weather, and since it was only a few kilometres back to »

A walk to Lowestoft

Continuing the walking theme from last time, Zoe and I walked all the way to Lowestoft town centre and back today, a distance of just under 12 km, and taking us 2 hours 45 minutes. We're both fans of Pokémon Go, primarily since it provides some pretty good motivation to go out and walk a lot, so naturally we had it active on our phones on the way into town. Alas, location data, full screen brightness and (probably) not very efficient game code meant my phone's battery was down to 35% by the time we got there, so apart from »

Dunwich Heath, overcast

Zoe and I visited Dunwich Heath yesterday, primarily because it's a nice place to go for a walk, but also because we hoped to get some nice photos. The sky was quite heavily overcast, though, putting a dampener on our pictorial ambitions, but we still enjoyed the walk (at least until about half way when Zoe's boots started hurting her feet). »

OCOLOY Week 47

Following on from marriage on Tuesday, Zoe and I went on a small honeymoon to a country house hotel in northern Norfolk, courtesy of her sister. It was a little dark by the time we got there, thanks to some roadworks delaying us by half an hour on the way, but we still had time to enjoy a lovely walk around the large National Trust park behind the hotel. »

Into Darkness

I spent most of yesterday writing code, right on up until about 9pm, which left me in no frame of mind to sleep, so I decided to go for a walk to clear my head. I got a bit lost, following a road into a housing estate then on to various footpaths that crossed fields. The light was like this when I started: Getting dark, but nothing to worry about really. By the time I finally realised for certain where I was, it was more like this: Here's some more pictures from my trek into darkness. The far side of »

Pakefield Beach

My fiancée Zoe and I moved house recently, to Carlton Colville, a small suburb south of Lowestoft, and one of the nicest things about it is that it’s only a short walk to the beach in nearby Pakefield. The view south along Pakefield beach Zoe took this picture of me on the steps down to Pakefield beach The beach is very well-maintained, qualifying for a Blue Flag, and as part of that, dogs are not allowed on it during the peak tourist season. In case you miss the other sign Cycling is also prohibited on the promenade (and presumably »

Holiday in Malta: Day 5

Posts in this series: Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7 Day 8 The weather forcast for today was not promising, but fortunately it wasn't accurate either – the sun was out and the wind was pretty mild, so all in all the temperature was quite pleasant. The landlord of my parents' flat works at the Għar Dalam caves and he'd arranged to get us in for free, but since the caves don't open until 10:30 we went to have breakfast at the local café in Birżebbuġa. I didn't get much, so once »