I have been busy recently;
1.Finalising my seventh Lulu (self publishing) book, this one covering my walks last summer.
2. Chasing elusive geocaches. One in particular is a double whammy, the first cache, which I only found after three visits, gives coordinates to another which promises to be even more adventurous than the rock climbing ones. More of that later IF, and when I return.
3. Visiting my brother in Darlington who has Alzheimer's and has now had to enter a retirement home.
The book is written in a Microsoft Word template specified by Lulu. It then has to be converted to a PDF file to upload. Because of cumbersome file sizes with many photos I had five separate PDFs and had to find how to merge them - free software found on Internet. Halfway through, the PC (Parallels software) partitioned part of my MAC started running out of space. I had to convert more of my MAC hard disk to PC - a frightening step into the unknown. That sounds nerdish, but when one accomplishes an advanced, to oneself, computing task one just has to shout about the triumph to someone. I suppose I could have waited until the next person came walking down my road - that would have made a good Thurber cartoon, memories of, "I come from haunts of Coot and Tern". Unfortunately that little triumph isn't as good a story as loosing all five years blog photos then getting them back which happened to me some time ago.
|Drama not far from the start. Road closed (not for us) because of huge fallen tree branch|
|Crossing the Kent at Hagg Foot|
|Side House and waterfall|
|One for my Relics collection. There is much rich and interesting colouration here, especially if click to enlarge. Could be subject of a painting. I like the half submerged wheels.|
|The weir on The Kent above Stavley|