Archive for July, 2013

Walking the Cares Gorge- Picos de Europa

Cares GorgeThe spectacular Cares Gorge was created by glacial waters carving a deep ravine separating the Western and Eastern massifs of the Picos de Europa mountains in northern Spain. The sparking waters of the river Cares now rush and bustle their way along the bottom of the gorge, but in 1916 it was decided to divert some of the water along a canal blasted out of the cliff face to feed the hydro-electricity station at Poncebos. An access path was created at the same time, and although originally intended to service the canal it has become a hugely popular walk.

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Joint HealthNow that I am well into my- ahem- 40s, I have started to give my future health some serious consideration. Given that I tend to give my body quite a pounding in the mileage stakes with the walking, trekking and running, and intend to continue to do so for as long as I am able, I thought it was time to develop a plan for ensuring that my joints are well able to cope with whatever I choose to throw at them. So I have come up with a five stage process for future joint health; feel free to use it yourself to help keep your joints in tip top endurance condition;

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