Despite the resulting extreme pain this holiday was still entertaining and fun.
I had planned to go and climb a Welsh mountain in the morning on Friday before getting to the bunkhouse where the swimming holiday is based but in the event I slept for too long in the morning and then prevaricated for even longer once I'd got up so by the time I left it was too late to do any of that.
I was thinking and still am of going to the Unsound festival in Krakow and was looking at how much flights would cost, £40 from Leeds, East Mids or Liverpool, £60 from Brum, but then my finger slipped the page went off Ryanair and onto EasyJet and I accidentally bought a flight from Manchester to Moscow for £42, whoops.
Following the advice of Facebook Leon I've decided to go to Monsal Dale either tomorrow or on Thursday - ideally tomorrow, and walk around the River Wye there.
The valley looks quite picturesque from the photos I looked at today, there's a fairly steep hill to climb to go from the bottom of the valley to the top and there seems to be an exciting disused Viaduct and tunnel to explore.
The start point is around a 45min drive northwards from work which is about the longest I can go really and still finish walking before it gets dark and get home before Midnight.
Next weekend I am going for a "Wet 'n' Wild" swimming holiday in the Southern Snowdonian mountains in Wales. I thought we'd ( sister and youngest brother ) all go across there on Friday during the day so I booked the day off work but it seems that neither sister or youngest brother booked the day off and are planning on going there after work from Hampshire and Nottingham respectively.
So now I have a spare day to walk somewhere around Snowdon before I go and meet them and the swimming guides in the evening.
I don't think the weather looks all that great tomorrow but perhaps this is the perfect opportunity to try out my new raincoat.
Assuming that if I go out this evening I don't get all that drunk and go to sleep before it gets light and I wake up tomorrow reasonably early I think I might go for a walk around Dovedale in the Peak District.
It's possible that the Voyager 1 probe may have actually left the solar system. It's also possible that it may not have done, yet.
NASA and other scientists are expecting to be able to tell by monitoring the magnetic fields Voyager detects around it, whilst in the solar system the fields should be moving away from the sun and when it leaves the galaxy they should reverse. This hasn't happened yet so NASA believe Voyage is still within the solar system.