Friday, 22 April 2011

Getting away in a few weeks

Short of much else to share with you in the way of technology or entertainment, I thought I would let you know what I have been planning for the past couple of weeks.

When work becomes a bore and the daily grind just starts to get you down, there is nothing better to sort out your own thoughts than getting away from it all!

When I was a young teenager, me and a group of friends would occasionally take a walk, tents in hand and school bags full of food to the local woodland. We would venture in until we found a suitable clearing, set up camp, gather wood and build a nice fire, and settle down for the night.
A fair few years on, I had almost forgotten how much I actually enjoyed getting out into the fresh air and just being happy with the world.
After a dance with nostalgia, I remembered just how much fun we had when we were younger, what an adventure everything seemed to be. We were the first expedition party, exploring new lands, civilizations and even new species of animals. Living off the land for a whole weekend until we had to return back to reality and home ready for school the next day.

Within the next few weeks (if all goes to plan), me and a good friend have decided to take a fortnight out from daily life and "take a walk on the wild side." A relatively short distance from here lies a national park which is going to be perfect. I know Max (my Rottweiler) is going to have one hell of a time. 1000 square miles of moorland/woodland with many streams flowing throughout, I can almost picture it now.

Anyway, ramble over (no pun intended) -But that's the plan ! I will be taking a digital camera/smart phone and attempt to do a daily update, but this isn't going to be for a few more weeks yet but I will be sure to at least try to keep this blog updated.

36 comments:

  1. I just came back from vacation and I am now energized to take on anything!!!!!

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  2. Make sure you take the camera!

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  3. Your right, I used to do the same with family and friends. This just reminded me that my little brother was not born yet and never went camping before. I definitely have to take him now.

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  4. Great post,
    Ill give you a cheezburger friend.
    Hope everyone supports this blog as well.

    Jake

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  5. Yeah bring your camera and have fun man

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  6. I need to get away for a few weeks my self

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  7. Have a great trip, whats the weather like in your part of the world?

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  8. Well, have a great time off :D

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  9. @speedNSave Generally the weather round here is so-so but lately we have been getting rediculously nice weather, and it looks like it's here to stay for some time yet :)

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  10. Awwwh, I've never been on vacation before. So have lots of fun :)

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  11. Have a nice trip! Wish I could go on vacation :)

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  12. Have a nice trip and we are eagerly waiting for you to present us what was it like :)

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  13. I love doing things like this! Going outside, starting a campfire and just breathing the fresh air. Gotta love it.

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  14. It's always a great idea to take a breather from the rest of civilization.

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  15. Sounds like a lot of fun. I want to go!

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  16. Sounds like my old hometown, makes me hate how I moved to the Boston area, haha Have fun!

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  17. yah man..my best friend and i were discussing about hosting a beach week with our friends by the ending week of May.

    I haven't been to beach for like four years :/

    Have fun! Take a good pictures and post in your blog! :D

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  18. sounds great have a good one!
    nice blog too ;)

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  19. Great post,
    you should check out my latest post, there is some great info that my blog likes to cover,
    I think you'll like it

    Jake

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  20. Good luck, nothing beats sleeping in the wild!

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  21. Sounds great, I'd love to do something like that but I live in Australia and would probably end up getting killed by something small and poisonous.

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  22. I wish I could have time off. Have fun.

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  23. I know what You're talking about. This weekend I'll be 1000 km away in the Norwegian mountains walking my ass off and I couldn't be happier about it :)

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