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!

A spot of virtual DIY

4th July 2010

A mid-week thumb through the latest edition of Web Designer magazine must have inspired because, on an otherwise lazy weekend, I got to doing some alterations on the appearance of this outpost on the web. Fatigue and work-related distractions aside, I still have it in mind to say say more about last week's trip to Arran and Kintyre. In fact, I have made a start on the Arran trip report so promises are beginning to made good. Looking ahead there even may be another window of opportunity for an outdoors escape later in the month but that is, to an extent, weather dependant too so we'll have to see what happens.

As I write these words, it is mostly grey outside my window and not the sort of alluring conditions that draw a soul fatigued after a working week out of doors. Nevertheless, we don't seem to be seeing that much rain in Macclesfield so far even if the current run of weather has an unsettled feel about it. Though everywhere is looking dry now, let's hope that the months of July and August aren't to be remembered for the deluges that beset us in previous years. If it continues like it has, the next complaints that will be heard will be about drought. Aren't we fickle?

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