Hello, my name is Mal Tabb.
Thanks for visiting our web pages. Marion & I operate a small outdoor activity organisation called Canoes, Mountains & Caves. We provide activities for: adults, young people, schools, charities, families & individuals. A key aspect of our work is the provision of a "Community Programme" which is offered free of charge to participants. If you think we might be able to help please don't hesitate to contact us, you can find out more about what we do on our main website www.canoesmountainscaves.com

Sunday, 10 April 2011

Catching Up

Sorry - its been hectic & ages since last post.

Hopefully, the new "widget" on the right will record total mileages in a better format than my previous attempts but to help me to catch up with last few weeks I've just listed some highlights / the stuff that has kept me occupied:

- Today: "Kay's Comeback" it was just an old favourite walk up Binsey the outlying Northern Wainwright. From Bewaldeth its 1.75 miles & about 950' ascent but for Kay it was such a significant day. She is doing really well (as today demonstrates) and we are both deeply grateful for all the prayers, support & good wishes that more people than we could list offer all the time. The weather was glorious with 360 degree panoramas & there is no shame in saying that tears were shed at the summit. In honesty, the most significant "outdoor event" of the year.

- Some Recent Activity: Whernside & Pen-y-Ghent (Yorkshire Dales; 19 miles & 3,000'); Red Screes & Middle Dodd (Lakes); ML Assessment (more on this to follow); Barrow & Outerside (Navigation Exercise); Numerous short runs & loads of stuff I can't recall!!

Me on Whernside on a very hot April 8th afternoon

- Centre

Its been a very busy year end at Blaitwaite this year and the Centre has looked magnificent in some marvellous early Spring weather. We have had a great time with groups: large student conference; first school of 2011; Church weekends and maintenance proceeding at pace.

If the activity above looks a bit "light" its due to the hours and hours spent pouring over budgets; accounts and maintenance schedules. Equally Kay has been "locked on" with website upgrades; domestic re-stock; stock taking etc etc !!!!!!!!!!

Pictures below are of Richard laying the new lawn.

- Other Stuff
At this time of year we do try to get away as much as possible before the peak guest time kicks off. We got up to Achmelvic, Assynt for a few days with Kay's mum & dad. This was followed a couple of weeks later with a trip to the capital to catch up with eldest two daughters & grandchildren - magical time!!

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