Archive for September, 2009

Lake District Plans

Well as I said earlier via the magic of iPhone and the wordpress app Im now gainly employed again following a lengthy gardening leave and am making plans to hit the hills on Thursday.

How frustrating that I had 12 weeks off and due to constraints with finding new employment and wanting to count the pennies just in case I didnt get to wander around during my time off! Funnily enough Im now going up whilst again earning a crust, and my brother will be driving using company petrol, so it wont cost anything anyway!

One thing I did manage was to take the family camping a number of times, to the Brecon Beacons (sadly no walking), Norfolk, Kent and Suffolk. People complain about the weather in our summer but on all but the Welsh trip we had glorious sunshine!

Anyway, this week is a last of the summer trip and three of us are going up just for two nights, this time our friend Terry is joining us for the first time. Terry is an amateur  photographer (although does get paid for weddings so could be professional!?)who hasnt been up there with us before and Im hoping will help me in improving my own photographs. Normally when backpacking there I would leave my dSLR behind due to the weight but as we have a nice sized boot Ill be bringing it along this time.

AS for the actual trip I think we will head to Seathwaite this time and have a walk up Allen Crags/Galarama via Stockley Bridge taking in some tarns for photographic opportunities! Who knows, if the weather permits might even take the Laser Comp up and see about a wild camp.

Thoroughly looking forward to just getting up into the outdoors again after whats been a fairly stressful couple of months!


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Back to the hills !

Well back at work again and now I can get back to normal ! To celebrate I got a new iPhone which I’m using to type this. Slowly!

Thursday I’m off to the lakes and will post later on the plans!

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