1. Scabbacombe and Shoalstone

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    26/07/2015 by Carl Reynolds


    A fine day amid downpours, I woke and decided to stride out. It’s been a while since I’ve had a …
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  2. wild swimming in old style

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    30/06/2015 by Carl Reynolds


    At Coleton Fishacre back in the 1920s, the inheritors of the D’Oyly Carte Theatre Company (famous for staging Gilbert and …
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  3. strolling with Torbay swimmers


    28/06/2015 by Carl Reynolds

    Torbay swimmers en masse

    I woke to a sunny day and a forecast of enduring sunshine. Mrs Ape reminded me that there was some …
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  4. Seven in Snowdonia

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    26/06/2015 by Carl Reynolds

    A few walks and swims, endless chattering (vocal and physical), grub aplenty and non-stop bonhomie…although Mr Ape himself was more …
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  5. Brixham – a short term retrospective

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    10/06/2015 by Carl Reynolds


    We moved in on 15th May 2015 and I’ve still¬†spent less than 20¬†nights here (having been away working, visiting and …
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  6. Cardingmill Valley Reservoir revisited


    08/06/2015 by Carl Reynolds

    Ape in the water

    The wonderful thing about having relatives distributed around the country is that, on these isles, you’re never far from some …
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  7. Guns of Brixham


    23/05/2015 by Carl Reynolds

    Guns of Brixham

    We stayed the night before we moved in, at a lovely roadside place by Churston Station – a short stroll …
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