Outdoor Discoveries

It's amazing how things develop. After all, this blog started out as a news section for the rest of the website. With encouragement from readers, it has become a place for relating my countryside wanderings and musings about the world of outdoor activity. Walking, cycling and photography all are part of what I do out-of-doors and, hopefully, they will continue to inspire me to keep adding entries on here. Of course, there needs to be something of interest to you, dear reader, too and I hope that's the case. Thanks for coming.

Winter has arrived…

1st November 2006

After a period of very mild weather, a spell of winter chill has arrived on cue for the first day of November (Irish primary schools used to teach that this was the first day of winter; I am not sure what happens these days). This is the type of weather that makes me look for my Karrimor Polartec gloves and think about making use of my excellent North Face Nuptse down jacket; the latter was purchased from Blacks earlier this year ahead of a business trip to Lund in Sweden. October had its share of wet weather but cheered up at its close with weather that wouldn’t disgrace a summer day. Now, we have a seasonal cold dry spell to return us to reality but the walking continues: I wondering what to do at the weekend. The days may be shorter but walks can still be done even with the change from summer time to winter time last weekend, a sharp shock if ever there was one.

North Face Nuptse 700

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