Chilly and a New Toy

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After another 12 hour night shift, I stopped off at Hockley Heath on the way home for a canal side stroll.

It was just getting light as I locked the car and set off for the Stratford canal. It was a bit cooler than of late so I was decked out in fleece top, gloves and buff.

I headed south until I reached Kingswood Junction where the Stratford canal meets the Grand Union.

A small loop through Kingswood and a very short stretch of the Grand Union brought me back to the junction and I was heading north.

I was feeling rather sluggish and this was reflected in my slow pace of just under 14:50 per mile. In my defence, I did stop to take a few photos but even so…

Arriving back at the car, I stopped my Garmin and looking at the display discovered that I’d added another 6 miles bringing the weekly total up to 56 miles.

Then it was back home for a few hours kip.


New Toy

On the way into work, this evening, I stopped off to pick up some provisions and a copy of Country Walking magazine. Skimming through the publication, I spotted an advert for this…

It’s a Memory Map TX-4. “Is it really?” I hear you ask. Well, yeh!

This is basically a very rugged, waterproofed Android phone but with extras…

  • 4″ Touchscreen
  • 8MP Camera 
  • Bluetooth / Wi-Fi / NFC
  • Removable Lithium Polymer Battery giving 14 hours GPS use / 7 days Phone Standby
  • The Whole of the UK Landranger Maps (1:50,000)
  • FM Radio
  • Twin SIM Slots
  • PMR Radio

It’s got everything that I need when I’m out and about – phone, GPS, music, camera.

I’ve taken the plunge and ordered one. Anybody want a Samsung S6 or Garmin GPS Map62 ?

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