Sunday, May 22, 2011


World Nordic Walking Day - Update

Following a very pleasant lunch out with our family in celebration of my mum's 91st Birthday, I went for a quick blast with my poles along the sea front at Sandbanks, Poole (south coast UK) as my contribution to World Nordic Walking Day...

Enjoyed the wonderful sights of Poole Bay and in the far distance the Purbeck Hills and the famous landmark - "Old Harry Rocks".

Walked as far as the Haven Hotel at Haven Point (the entrance to Poole Harbour - World's second largest natural harbour, after Sydney Australia)...

Note: One of the Hotel's claims to fame (there's a plaque on the side gate) is that Guglielmo Marconi established a wireless transmitter at the Haven in 1899, and carried out some of his first wireless telegraphy experiments from the hotel.

Haven't used my Exerstrider Nordic Walking poles for a while now but today I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. As someone who has usually opted for strapped poles, it feels a little strange to start with not having the straps but I soon got into my stride and enjoyed the experience. Great quality poles.

My walk lasted almost an hour. Not so many people on the beach front today - turned out slightly overcast and blustery. But it certainly blew out the cobwebs after quite a filling lunch.

David Downer
Author: Nordic Walking Step By Step

** Check out our Yahoo Groups Nordic Walking eCommunity Forum "Here" and check out what other Nordic Walkers did to celebrate World Nordic Walking Day.

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