Christmas Letter for Ron and Olive

Well it was indeed a long year of many trips and holidays.

Heather Walton was the first to turn 50, in January we all went to the Lake District, to Black Fell.

Teresa Downing, Ken Daly, Roger Thetford, Rob Lee, Wilson Poon and Jon Musgrave followed later.


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and a frozen Tarn Howes.


In February we went skiing to St.Johann.

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One windy weekend, James took on the Seven Hills…



Then in April we went to Fontainebleau where is was raining cats and …Pissing dogs

But there were some nice cakes for J&J to trough


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Some bouldering happened.

And then, the British Orienteering Championships, and the Champions were James, Freddie and Alex.

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Scout Camp at Sluggan Bridge, which is near, um…  well not near  anywhere really

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and back in time for a hot day in

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Before yet another holiday in Slovenia, probably the best small country in the world.

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With a very silly castle in a cave.

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and those Hampshire-Wrights

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This was as close as we got to the Olympics.  48 years too late, but there you go…

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Some Alps had to be climbed in Austria.

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Though this one was for the birds.

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Our German wasn’t too good, but some signage was clear

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On the way to a stunning location for an Orienteering race: Euromeeting at Maria Waldrast

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Graeme’s last effort to run with the big boys.  Until next time :).

All year James was training up a school orienteering team from Heriots in the hope of being Scottish School’s Champions.  Which they were.  And first team in the trial for the World Schools in Portugal next year.  Which they weren’t after a narrow second place.

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But James had a great run and crept in as an individual runner.

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And his pals made a super video.

It has been a very up and down year.


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