Monthly Archives: March 2015
#Geocaching walk & Labyrinthitis

The last two weeks has seen a slow build up in symptoms of Labyrinthitis, I have had it before, late last year. Friday.. I think I gave my workmates a bit of a scare followed by the opportunity for a bit of light hearted derision . I had a full blown vertigo episode which left me on my back on the floor of our office….One of my workmates was quick off the mark and spotify was soon playing Dizzy….. Luckily for me our eldest Son was home so he could drive over with my wife  Mary  and retrieve both me and my car..

After a day of inactivity yesterday, Today I have tried a bit of therapy (google is your friend) a bit of walking with nice distant views to try and stabilise and retrain my senses.  Mixed results , I was relatively fine in the open but some of the local ginnels (alley or in York, called  Snickleways)  with relatively confined sides left me a little frayed around the edges and once more feeling nauseous , as does typing this post….wanted to say something on the Geocaches but …time to call it quits….

Geocaching walk

Idiotic Driver one for West Yorkshire Police

What a complete idiot…

The dashcam caught  this driver of this works Van for Panache Exquisite Renovations going through Arthington , late for his own funeral or worse still could have caused someone else’s !!!

higher res file

Leeds City Council & Google Mapping

Google Maps….. I noticed several inaccuracies on the google map of our area and in the process of correcting them went off on a tangent wondering who was responsible for the maintenance of lowerable bollard  at the junction of Rockville Terrace and Harper Lane, as it now will not stay locked in its upright position and I have seen several unknown cars trying to use our ‘back street ‘as a cut through….It led me to a pdf of a page from  The London Gazette, 7th of June 1995..

Here’s the extract.

LEEDS CITY COUNCILLeedsCityCouncilTraffic Regulation(No.4)Order1994.
Harper Lane/Rockville Terrace Point Closure
Notice is hereby given that Leeds City Council has made the above- named Order dated 2nd June 1995, under the powers contained in the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, which comes into operation on 8th June 1995, the effect of which is not to permit any vehicle to enter or leave Rockville Terrace, Yeadon, at its junction with Harper Lane, except for persons living at numbers 1-9 Rockville Terrace (inclusive) and 1-4 Joffre Mount (inclusive) for access purposes only provided such persons have been allocated a key to enable them to lower and raise the bollard erected thereon.
A copy of the Order together with a map showing the affected roads may be examined during normal office hours at the Information Centre, Civic Hall, Leeds, or at the Reception Desk of Leeds Highways and Transportation, Traffic Division, 19 Wellington Street, Leeds. If you wish to question the validity of any Order or any provision contained therein on the grounds that it is not within the powers conferred by the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, or on the grounds that any requirements of the Act, or any Instrument made under it has not been complied with in relation to the Order, you may within 6 weeks from the date upon which the Order was made, apply to the High Court for this purpose.
P. Rogerson. Director of Legal Services Civic Hall, Leeds LS1 1UR.
6th June 1995.

Well well … I feel an email to Leeds City Councils Highways Dept. in the offing…

Studley Park #Geocaching

Mary and I had planned to do a local Geocaching loop over the weekend, an attempt to lose some of the excess blubber we are both carrying…! An out of the Blue text message from good friends asking if we wanted to meet up and have a walk and then a pub lunch fitted in perfectly. So We all four arranged to meet at Studley Deer Park and Fountains Abbey centre just outside Ripon and have a walk around and find some of those Geocaches.. 9/10 were found the unfound one falling victim to Hungry Hunters syndrome and the lure of a pint or two of Ale in one of Ripons’ ale houses… as you can see it was quite a leisurely day,  the caches seemed to have one thing in common , they were all hidden in or very close to fallen or felled trees. There seemed to be a lot of Dead trees on the estate and more charred innards of trees than I have previously seen, It this a Lightning hotspot ? We also did’t see a single deer 🙁


Route of the Day

The Week that Was

What a busy and some what sad week….


Madge our 18 year old Cat went to the big cattery in the sky in the early hours on Thursday, I Keep opening the door to kitchen expecting her to greet me 🙁

Friday the car w as booked in for the annual MOT . So I did a little geocaching on local caches around the Tarn before I dropped it off and then did a 5.7 mile walk from the garage to the Golden Postbox in Horsforth. GOLD!!! Alistair Brownlee

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Here is my route

I came across the 1st cache of the day out in the open but otherwise undamaged..

Out in the open

Out in the open

I had a nice walk along the Canal found an excellent idea of completing a jigsaw to get the next set of co ordinates, Unfortunately my GPS just wouldn’t settle and I couldn’t find part 2… At Budda’s Cave near Horsforth I had to tiptoe past the gruesome remains  of what looked like a Fox to get the cache…

Saturday socialising at Angelica Crafthouse restaurant in Leeds, expensive but Excellent food and service.

Sunday evening I had tickets to see Black Star Riders (Thin Lizzy)  met up with a couple of old mates had a few drinks and then into the Gig, what  an ace night.

Black Star Riders

Black Star Riders