Wednesday, 29 July 2015


How far have you been from home?   Much further than I have, I imagine!   But still, we've done some fairly far flung holidays in our time!

We live on the edge of the Peak District National Park.   This was the first National Park to be created in 1951.   It is mainly in Derbyshire, but we live in the East of Cheshire, and it is literally just down the road!

For those of you geographically minded, the co-ordinates of our town are 
53.25 N and 2.13 W

There are some lovely walks, right on our doorstep, with trails starting here, and the Pennine Way not too far away.

The furthest north we have ever been is Longyearbyen, Svalbard, 
78.2 N and 15.6 E, well beyond the Arctic Circle,   It was absolutely beautiful up there, but I imagine rather a different place in the winter!

The further east we have been is to the Greek Island of Kalymnos,
36.9 N and 26.0 E.   This wasn't the most successful of our many Greek holidays, as the island was very bare and bleak away from the town.   This is not my photograph, as I wasn't digital then.

And the furthest south?   Well, that was when we went to the Canary Islands.   Gran Canaria is not the furthers south, but we didn't go any further on our cruise.   Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, the main town, was a fascinating place, and the view from the Cathedral towers was fantastic.   And yes, I was digital then!

And my daughter and I went west a very long time ago, in 1979, to stay with some pen friends.   They lived near St. Louis and took us all over the place, including Chicago, but also a trip to the Ozarks, 35 N and 93 W, where we found chipmunks, to our delight.   And I don't think digital had been invented then!

To see where others have been, far from home, go to Carmi's Blog - and if you visit here, so leave a comment, I love hearing from you!   (I don't get out much!!)


Karen S. said...

Chippy, what a darling critter he is! Lovely photos and I like the mention of pen pals that you traveled quite far from home to see!

Max Sartin said...

Beautiful scenery, and that chipmunk is adorable.

Alexia said...

Those are great shots, Gilly, and I love the chipmunk too!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

You've made it further around the globe than I have, Gilly.

I love your critter, too!

Bob Scotney said...

Teggs Nose - what a great name for a park. The chipmunk is the star.

Gilly's Camera said...

Teggs Nose, brilliant place.

LOVIN' the chipmunk too!