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!

New photos of Inverness added

11th July 2009

This morning, a new box arrived, and the subsequent attention devoted to it took up the most of the day. The result is that I have set up a new main home PC offering a home for the various bits and pieces that have been scattered about the place for the last two months. Laptops and external hard drives are all very fine but I prefer to have a next to everything in a single place if I can. Now that I am more organised again, I can settle things in at my leisure and without any encroachment on taking advantage of whatever walking or cycling opportunities that come the way.

Speaking of the laptop, one of its last acts before its role of main PC was usurped by a desktop computer again was to prepare some photos taken on that stroll in Inverness last month for the photo gallery. You’ll find them in the Northern Scotland section after being deposited there with the new machine. My mind has been set to wondering what other new additions might follow them, but no decisions have been made just yet.

Though heavy rain is passing through, today wouldn’t have been bad for a walking or cycling trip; rain arrived later in the day in my neck of the woods. Also, once the dampness has moved on, tomorrow may well offer its chances for escape out of doors. After all, one whole day messing with computers at a time has to be enough for anyone.

Inverness Castle, Inverness-shire, Scotland


  • Sally Ross says:

    Thanks for some great leads for other fine photographers of Scotland! I’m always looking for others to see how they see and shape their experiences. I’m an American, but my husband and I have spent 6 weeks each of the past two summers in Dornoch and the Highlands (and elsewhere in Scotland) and plan to return this year…perhaps for longer! I’ll sign on to receive updates on your blog. Thanks!

    • John says:

      Thanks for the complements. Yes, inspiration is that rare commodity and that’s why I have to keep looking for it myself as I attempt to develop my own style. Glad to have been of service.

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