Trip tally

Trips in the UK

Here is a simple map of my trips in the British Isles so far. Blue is for London, visited many times (1, 2, 3, 4, 5) . Orange is the the trip to Chichester for Sarah Webster’s wedding, with the eastward jot to Arundel shown also. Yellow is the reading retreat to Devon, while pink is for my day in Bath. Green is the excellent Ireland trip: to Dublin and then across to Galway. Light blue is the Walking Club trip to Snowdonia. Red is their trip to the Scottish Highlands, and light green is this weekend’s trip to the Lake District.

All told, it’s not too shabby an exploration. That is especially true when one considers the number of papers I wrote, the thesis, exams, and other trips to Estonia, Finland, Malta, Turkey, Vancouver, and Paris.

Author: Milan

In the spring of 2005, I graduated from the University of British Columbia with a degree in International Relations and a general focus in the area of environmental politics. In the fall of 2005, I began reading for an M.Phil in IR at Wadham College, Oxford. Outside school, I am very interested in photography, writing, and the outdoors. I am writing this blog to keep in touch with friends and family around the world, provide a more personal view of graduate student life in Oxford, and pass on some lessons I've learned here.

6 thoughts on “Trip tally”

  1. You know, you would climb fewer mountains if you didn’t do all your travelling in straight lines…


  2. From the trip description:

    “We hope to spend a day on the ‘Coniston horseshoe‘, climbing the peaks of Wetherlam and The Old Man itself. Hopefully by June the summer will have arrived, treating us to glorious sunshine and stunning views across some of the prettiest parts of the National Park.”

    Wetherlam is 763m. That’s 0.7 Snowdons. The Old Man of Coniston is 803m.

    One useful fact on the Old Man:

    “The popularity of this climb has resulted in the resident sheep being quite tame, and they show no fear in rifling unwatched bags for food.”

  3. Ben,

    Yes. I lost the ballot, someone dropped out, I was offered a spot, lost it again due to an error, got it back again, and ended up going.

    This will probably be my last trip with the Walking Club, alas.

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