For those who are interested in my travels as a solo hiker…
Fall 2017 – Scotland – Edinburgh to be specific. Hiking? No, not at all. I’m escaping with a friend of mine for a drinking holiday. My buddy has sent me a list of locally distilled scotches, and we intend to shop Christmas markets and prowl pubs in the ultimate scotch scavenger hunt. Scotch and kilts… what could go wrong?
Spring 2018– The spring trip is booked. May will see me back in Ireland, hiking the Ring of Kerry. I’m solo hiking, but using a service to make arrangements for bed and breakfasts along the way. It will also allow me to bring a heavy bag that the service will move forward for me every day. I tell myself the ability to make my own lunches offset the cost… well, at least the inconvenience.
In other news…
Brewing mead, taking down popcorn ceilings and working my section of boundary on the Appalachian Trail. Finding these markers can be a tricky business. Here’s one I had to find yesterday. Hard to see from the angle, but it’s bent forward and stuck under a fallen tree.
As a reminder… why I like Ireland….
More about me…
I’m an armchair fiction writer currently residing in Connecticut. Grew up a corporate brat and had the rare joy of living or visiting all over the United States. I’ve also had the privilege of visiting parts of Europe, Central America and Northern Africa.
I toil for others like so many do. I have two beautiful sons who share my adventures from time to time.
I draw inspiration from the world around me. I’m an avid outsdoors person. I am a good resource for back country hiking and backpacking. I have been a credible sailor and look forward to making that a part of my life again in the next few years. From time to time I’ll share stories that I collect during travels. I try to get out with people and then on my own at least once a year.
I love the story of Eric and Sookie in all of its infinite variety. The themes are timeless. I expect to write of them and about them for many years to come.
Always happy to chat. Feel free to drop me a line sometime.