Got my copy of Trail in today and I was chuffed to see my wee mate Brian on page 101. The shot goes with my route later on, #12, where I’m on familiar ground around Kintail and Glen Affric taking the long way round to find the Wellington Bomber. The shots were done with my old 5.1mp Nikon, but I think they printed up okay, seeing them again makes me glad, it was one of those perfect trips, sun, snow, inversion, cuppas, banter, a high camp in the finest of hills. Reminders are magic, that’s one of the best things about blogging when your memory is shite like mine and needs prompting.
I like having the routes you know, it’s like the grown-up version of what I write on here, combine the two and it all might actually make sense. Mind you, where’s the fun in that.
Later on the “Next Month” bit announces Scottish mountain marathons and 1-person tents, which made me panic slightly as I’ve only just finished both pieces tonight.
The tent review has some all-new models, the Vaude Power Tokee for one, a US-style hubbed-pole model from Robens and a 2011 update of the Laser Photon, some good stuff for sure. More on that later.
Now for tarps in the Peak District, bloody hell.
I’ll do the Wigwam winners when I get back, and then I’ll be camping up north without agenda and with extreme prejudice.