If you enjoy the blog, please do share it! A blog is only worth something if it gets read...
Thanks for the link Andrew. I remember seeing your TGO accounts at the time, plus of course some of your infuriatingly spectacular photos here on OM! I'll certainly look forward to dipping in to the blog and reading more about the trip (especially bits like the Dolomites and Norway that I'm more familiar with).
And if I enjoy your account I may even forgive you your RATJOBA thread... - so, did you ever get over here and run a Trail Race?
Thanks for the Smashwords suggestion. I'll definitely look into that.And thanks for your comment on Wordpress Matt; I'll try to make the story good enough to warrant forgiveness for the running thread! But really, you should be thankful for the running thread... for opening your eyes to the joy that mountain running can be!
I'm still running lots... I'm out on my Colorado hills most days... even today, with snow falling. I haven't been back to Britain in a while, not since 2008. My life choices make air fares an extravagantly expensive luxury... and then there's the carbon footprint thing.One of these days though. My family are starting to wonder if they'll ever see me again!
I'll have another North Across Europe blog up tomorrow. I'll let you know when...
Wow, Andrew, you're alive!
I'll have a read of your blog in due course... possibly when I've finished sorting out after a camping trip to Snowdonia that included snow and rain.
Anyway, now you've finished writing up that trip, how about completing the Bennachie index?
It's good to be able to read someone's experience of a mega-trip like that.
Years ago I met a little Belgian fella who walked out of his house one day, and finished at Ultima Thule in Norway. Later, he left his house again and walked all the way to Finisterre. As he didn't speak much English, he wasn't able to tell me much about it, and I always thought that was a great pity.
A couple of months after meeting the guy, I met him AGAIN, in another country!
Of course I'm alive Kate! Just quiet because I've been slaving away on the Bennachie Index. And like I've said before, I'll have the index finished and mailed to your inbox the moment you all stop yabbering on... and on... and on... and on...
Sounds like an interesting man, Paddy. Maybe next time you run into him he'll have learnt enough English that you'll be able to hear some of his stories! I bet you do run into him again...!
As for my walk... I added a new post about loosing myself in the woods of southern Italy for two days. It wasn't the most promising start to an 18-month long adventure...
Just wondering, is it... erm... bad form to promote my blog on here?
Matt: thanks for the kind words. Not selling anything? Hee hee... that's what you think... Just added a new post to the blog, anyway. About the most effective wake-up call one can have while backpacking, if one can arrange it...
A Cracking Start To The Day
I'm glad we don't have to do that!
Here's another 'report from the trail', at the point where the walk became longer than the more typical two-week long summer trip...
15 days in... and no end in sight
I'm sorry if you can't read the blog because of firewalls. And thanks for your kind words. Just out of interest, where are you based? The statistics that Wordpress give me show that my blog has been viewed from 35 countries so far.
Perhaps somewhere down the line, if I make more time for it, I'll approach the story of this walk in a different and more structured way. But for now it is what it is, just a simple and straightforward blog about an old walk, an easy way of sharing a few photos and memories because they may be worth sharing...
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