Sunday, January 22

Blow you Bugger, Blow

Thanks folks for the kind welcome back.

Back from where? Ah that's another tale, and one that will have to wait awhile.

For the moment - some snaps from today's New Forest saunter.

Whitten Pond near Burley is usually a place of peace and tranquility. However today's gusts seemed to think this a little tame, insisting on trying to push the pond content's down to one end.

First time I've seen waves like this on an inland NF pool.

(yes I know its side on. Bloody Smartphone cameras. You'll find a "rotated" version below but the sound and picture are even worse)

And later, wandering away from my usual route, I chanced upon this victim of the local gales.

These snaps don't really show the wind force - the trunk is approx one metre thick, but still its been cleanly snapped off at a point some 3-4 metres above ground.

Oops there goes my hat again!

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Sunday, January 15

Legalise wild camping - Background information

For anyone seeking the Campaign website, I noticed earlier today that its no longer on-line.

However as much of the information there still stands good this link should give you access to a backed-up version.


Wild Camping: The Legalities

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Tuesday, May 17

Still, still here ....

Well there went another good intention! Oh so poorly addressed. Typical behaviour at present.

So looking back.....

a spur of the moment few days wildcamping at a couple of special Dartmoor spots noted on previous trips.

Short sleeves obligatory with the unseasonal heat. Such a positive mood enhancer.

Sun protection unnecessary courtesy of the previous weeks on a Caribbean beach building up an obscenely brown skin tan.

(turtle watching an unexpectedly unique bonus)

But Dartmoor's sting in the tail - thick mist and rain on the final morning. Full foul weather gear, including gloves. A reminder not to expect too much of the season.

Back to the everyday ennui that is my present existence.

Ho hum. So it goes.


Sunday, March 6

Still here ....

... lest the JH doses of shining wit have ere been missed. But little to report at present - so why bore you needlessly?

As "The Stranglers" said back in the mists of time (a history now regularly rewritten by the P.C. Media Brigade) "Something Better Change"


Monday, December 13

The Outdoors Station - Another UK Podcast Award

Well done to Podcast Bob on taking the 2010 European Podcast Award as top UK Business Podcaster for The Outdoors Station.

Impressive stuff bearing in mind its the second time his Outdoor Podcasting endeavours have been recognised by the EPA as winner in this category in 2008/9 with Backpacking Light Audio.

You can see the announcement on the EPA site (around 10 minutes into the video)

Now onto the final stage for European Winner 2010 - fingers crossed.

Bob has recently changed the hosting agent for
The Outdoors Station site and it seems to be having a few teething problems at present. I checked with Bob earlier today and and he confirmed that the site is most definitely alive and kicking with Normal Service To Be Resumed as soon as the gremlins are sorted)

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