Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to everybody.
Can we also take this opportunity to say thanks to all of you who have contributed to this blog with your comments and words of advice.
There are some tremendous blogs and it's quite fascinating reading the diverse stories that people wish to share.
From the gear reviews and brilliant photographs to the ridiculously long backpacking trips that some people undertake it's a pleasure to be involved in a small way.
Lets hope 2011 turns out to be a good year in all respects.
Alan and Sheila.