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tomjackliam

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Nearly new member !
« on: 12:57:14, 26/07/20 »
About 10 minutes ago seeking advice on boot sizing I thought I would check this forum out. It was only then that I remembered that I was actually a member of it & yet had never left either a Hello message or any subsequent messages.
So I just want to finally say hello to everyone.
Having moved to Eastbourne nine years ago I have had easy access to the South Downs but being a road cyclist and motorcyclist I have only walked part of them ( Seven Sisters ) a couple of times.
Even though I cycle I seem to have put on too much weight and the best way to lose it is in my opinion is by walking.
So new boots brought ( hence original investigation ) + my first ever Trekking Poles ( well its been some time since we have been to the Lakes & the joints these days are tender) this morning 5.30 am  I set off over the Downs .
And what a great morning it was. I won't go into detail as you all know what I mean anyway.
I had forgotten just how great walking is and after this experience I can see at least my motorbike getting sold.
After my morning walk I was expecting this afternoon to be relaxing but I will now be clambering into our loft to get our tent & equipment out to check. I can already see the credit card coming out.
Funny how as we get older we appreciate more the simple things in life & I just feel lucky that I can still enjoy a good walk.
Regards to all Ted

Zizag

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Re: Nearly new member !
« Reply #1 on: 13:47:54, 26/07/20 »
Greetings from North Cheshire.
And Welcome Back .
Yes the simple things in life we should appreciate..........
Remember , "The Best Things in Life are Free"
Like Walking Exercise and fresh air.
All you Need Is your Health and  keep fit and well.
And Cycling like you and I do ,Is an added bonus .




tomjackliam

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Re: Nearly new member !
« Reply #2 on: 14:07:16, 26/07/20 »
Thanks for welcome Zigzag  :)

Bigfoot_Mike

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« Reply #3 on: 15:09:05, 26/07/20 »
Welcome from Aberdeenshire

gunwharfman

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« Reply #4 on: 15:11:40, 26/07/20 »
Welcome from Portsmouth. I know the other end of the South Downs Way

tomjackliam

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Re: Nearly new member !
« Reply #5 on: 15:34:03, 26/07/20 »
Thanks BM - I love Scotland ( not worried if you do get independence , as long as you still let me in ) & had a great friend in Fort William.
Thanks GWM - We are both lucky to have them so near us aren't we.

Dovegirl

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« Reply #6 on: 19:28:07, 26/07/20 »
Welcome from Hove    :)    We are lucky having the South Downs so close. They are where  I do a lot of my walking.

tomjackliam

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« Reply #7 on: 21:45:07, 26/07/20 »
We really are Dovegirl. Particularly as we originate from Croydon. :-\

richardh1905

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« Reply #8 on: 22:16:25, 26/07/20 »
Welcome from the southern edge of the Lake District  :)
WildAboutWalking - Join me on my walks through the wilder parts of Britain

tomjackliam

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« Reply #9 on: 11:58:30, 27/07/20 »
Thanks Richard. What a lovely place to live.