Jun
2013

365 photographs and finding walks

Posting 365 photographs

Lately I have doing a bit of background tidying up, streamlining my work on line. I was recommended an online project by a photographer friend of mine. The basic idea is that you post a picture for every day of the year. You don’t have to post a photograph every day, but you do need to post 365 photographs

https://365project.org

 I don’t have a digital at the moment and am using film, so my contributions are a bit ad hoc. I’m half way there and certainly don’t post a picture every day. Eventually though I will post a full 365 pictures. I have a few followers and I enjoy seeing other amateur photographers.

 

Linear walk Hitching to Letchworth

I recently joined up with a new walking group based in North London, we went out a  couple of Sundays ago which was the hottest day of the year at that point.

IN THE COUNTRY

OPEN SPACE BLUE SKIES

 

Although now we seem to be having a heat wave, it seems  a good time for me to do a bit of research. I have an intense aversion to heat! It makes my skin boil, and I get very irritated. I don’t know if it has anything to do with me being a North Country girl, but I actively avoid too much sun.

The linear walk Hitching to Letchworth via the old town of Hitching then Oughtonhead Common Nature Reserve led to a Lavender field. It was surprising to see such nice countryside and only about 30 miles outside of London A train from Kings Cross took about 30 minutes.

I did a couple of country walks with my South Bank Group, on different occasions both around 8 mile walks. I’m starting to get to the point where I want to make up my own walks and do them when I feel like it.

Research and reading maps

I’m becoming interested in researching places and reading maps. A group can be good but I am also very independent minded and like to do things my own way. Still I would encourage anyone who wants to get out of the city to join a walking group. If like me you have spent more years than you care to remember living in London as (wonderful as it is.)There is more to life. Anyone who knows London will know you can’t just get up and go for a walk , to really get anywhere scenic you need to travel at least 30 miles but more like 50 -60 for coastal walks which I prefer.

I’m also looking into the Saturday Walkers club

http://www.walkingclub.org.uk/they publish walks and maps.

If you like to read a bit of history and view maps, you can also print out walks and download an audio programme outlining historical references to any area that you are interested in researching.

I haven’t been very successful with the phone application map my walk as I find it a bit fussy and difficult to read a map on a phone with the sunlight blaring on it. Far easier to have an idea first and then just amble along. I’m not too worried about getting lost really. It’s not like I’m going off into the Amazon Jungle.

 

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