Saturday, 2 November 2013

Photos furnish a blog

Thursday 31st October

Today we bowed to previous wet weather and devised an all Tarmac route.

Heavy rain arrived after fifteen minutes, and we consulted the map for a shortcut. Fortunately weather improved, but rain threatened for the rest of the walk, and that was not conducive to prolific photography, but three opportunities arose.

A combination of light, composition and subject impressed me for picture one. 

An  addition for my folder “Relics” appeared which was a contrast to broken-down farm machinery, and sparked inspiration for a possible Photoshop painting.

Bendrigg Trust minibuses are often seen in our locale, but I  never bothered to enquire further. Today we came across their headquarters in the middle of nowhere (see Bendrigg Lodge halfway down the eastern side of our walk on the map). A nosey round their website
http://www.bendrigg.org.uk  was interesting. A strong sense of dedication and altruism comes across. 

“The Bendrigg Trust is a residential activity centre specialising in high quality courses for disabled and disadvantaged people, of any age or ability”.

The rest of their website is worth a look, particularly their history and funding details. It is a charity, and not a fortune making enterprise - it relies on donations to counteract its operating deficit. They have been established since 1977 and seem to be a hearteningly good organisation.











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A sample of routes drawn with different colours/opaqueness/line format.
If lines are made opaque they obliterate detail on the map.
Suggest click to enlarge if interested
- any suggestions on best format welcome.

5 comments:

Roderick Robinson said...

Why not contact the Trust and offer to give them regular puffs on your blog? Puffs based on phoning them every once in a while. It's the sort of unplanned decision that could lead anywhere.

Sir Hugh said...

RR -Well, that is a spot on example of my firm belief in enhancing one’s time around in this world by MAKING THINGS HAPPEN.

Thank you also for adding the word “puff”, in that context to my vocabulary. My best dictionary, of which I am proud (The Chambers Dictionary, 11th Edition, 2008) does allude briefly, but not emphatically with a journalistic connection which I suspect is the case.

The Apple dictionary on my computer, which for a long time I have undervalued, is much more informative, better laid out, and easier to access:

3. informal a review of a work of art, book, or theatrical production, esp. an excessively complimentary one: the publishers sent him a copy of the book hoping for a puff.
Brit.an advertisement, esp. one exaggerating the value of the goods advertised.

I will give your suggestion serious thought.

Sir Hugh said...

RR - the typography in the Apple dictionary has not been picked up in my comment, but it makes for pleasurable ease of reading in its own domain.

Blonde Two said...

Extreme Geocaching - that's new to me but gives the whole thing a completely different image. Could we be hearing about a load of geocache related incidents ...?

Sir Hugh said...

Blonde two - I think I must have overdramatised. Nearly all Caches are in no way dangerous. There is a scale of difficulty based on terrain and accessibility. Having said that I have got one lined up that may be more exciting than the rock climbing ones.