Outdoor Discoveries

What originally was a news section for the rest of the website soon became a place for me to write about human-powered wanderings in the countryside. Photography inspires me to get out there, mostly on foot these days, though cycling got me started. Musings on the wider context of outdoor activity complete the picture, so I hope that there is something of interest in all that you find here. Thank you for coming!

An unappealing start to a year…

20th January 2008

2008 seems to getting the sort of start that encourages hiking hibernation. Hopefully, we’ll get past the current extended spell and this year won’t be remembered for being more of a washout than 2007 (which actually had loads of brighter moments). The result is that I haven’t been out and about as much as I would have liked and the website design is seeing a spot more tweaking than it might otherwise have done. I have thought about doing something more radical but subtle colour changes and web page furniture rearrangements seem to have been the order of the day thus far. If this dismal weather continues, and it looks as if it will for a week or two yet, I may get more radical on the design front but there are ideas for posts in the back of my mind that may become real if I get the lead out. Of course, all of that could get put on hold if a brighter interlude were to tempt me outside…


  • The Solitary Walker says:

    I was lucky last year with the weather. It’s just the way it goes. However, funnily I’ve really appreciated winter this year. OK, some of the time I was in northern Spain – but it was damn cold a lot of the time. Just get out whatever the weather, I think. It’s not the most important factor. A belated Happy New Year to you – and good walking!

  • John says:

    Belated Happy New Year to you too. Now that I think of it, I have had good walks in indifferent weather too. It might be a state of mind thing. I think I must get out there…

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