It’s been too long since I last posted here and I apologise for that.
A private e-mail received this week from a long-time reader and subscriber has prompted me to make a more notable announcement of the fact that I now have a second blog, dedicated to my walking and hiking adventures.
This was something I was hesitating over the other month and hence, why these pages have been so… Stale? I do intend to keep blogging about woodwork, DIY, baking and the rest, here on Olly Writes. But right now, I haven’t had much of that going on (or, I’ve yet to finish many of the things already started).
To further compliment Olly Outdoors, I have a second YouTube channel (please subscribe) and also a dedicated Facebook Page, which I’m using almost as a form of micro-blogging. I intend to do the same with my Olly Writes page.
Sometime last year, I developed an interest in walking some of Britain’s National Trails and long-distance paths.
Initially, I felt inspired to walk the Camino de Santiago but that interest has since waned… Partly because of its ever-increasing popularity; partly because of my own feelings of intimidation towards the idea of a foreign adventure.
Taking time to complete a long walk in Britain should be cheaper, easier to access, less likely to encounter language barrier issues and it may even be good for the economy. I’ve decided to kick it off by walking The Ridgeway.
During my time in Shropshire, I felt an urge to do and see as much as possible, within the four-nights and five-days of my stay.
Having walked around and explored Carding Mill Valley and the Long Mynd (see my previous two posts), I then drove north – away from the camp site – to explore an attraction that is currently maintained by English Heritage.
At around 18.00 on Thursday, I returned home after a very long long weekend in Shropshire.
It was my first time camping alone for four nights and I imagine to get a lot done within the space of five days. In this post, I’ll run over the highlights of my trip, with more detailed blog posts to follow at a later date.
At around 19.00 last night, I completed the long journey back from my four-day weekend in Cornwall.
Weather-wise, it was glorious and it appears as though this ‘heatwave’ has also spread throughout Somerset. I managed to get a lot done and it was a good experience. There’s a lot to write about that will come your way in good time.
Only a couple of weeks ago, I watched a film titled The Way, starring Martin Sheen and written by his son, Emilio Estevez. At first, I felt the film was lacking something that made the likes of Into the Wild and Wild jump out and encourage you to reconsider your life’s direction.
But on my second viewing, I found myself feeling inspired.