365 days a year
Lately I have doing a bit of background tidying up my work on line. I just wanted to say if anyone is interested in photography there is an online project that I have started doing . I was focusing on some of the technical aspects of writing a blog, publishing &posting, installing widgets, reading up about tags, SEO etc. In writing a blog there is a certain amount of technical work to do. As yet the photographs as yet have not been the main or a central feature of my blog. I have been enjoying going out walking finding new places and meeting people. Eventually I will become more expert at this.
The basic idea is that you post a picture every day of the year . I don’t have a digital at the moment and am using film, so my contributions are a bit haphazard. 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.
Although now we seem to be having a heat wave, an it seems a good time for me to do a bit of research as it’s been too hot to do a lot of walking.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 doing them , instead of having to follow a group. I’m now more 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 and 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 -6 0 for coastal walks which I prefer.
I have been catching up with a bit of reading and exploring places on line. looking at maps links etc.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.
Until next time please keep reading commenting sharing.