Adventure

What have the Romans ever done for us? Given us the Latin ‘adventurus’; meaning ‘about to happen’, from advenire ‘arrive’. That’s what.

The ‘Adventure’ part of the ‘DragonDrop Adventures’ moniker, was spawned from “Watchcam Adventures”. Now defunct, but once the world’s leading forum on all things watch camera. Now-a-days, the ‘Adventure’ category is the flag bearer for new, unusual, exciting or daring experiences.

Filey

Filey

We’re just back in from a day out at the sea side. Last night we enjoyed the mildest night whilst camping I can remember in ages. A night who’s sky went straight from twilight to dawn, skipping the pitch black bit entirely. We put the world to rights, drank some, played some, talked some. This morning was foggy headed and… Read more →

AllanGate

AllanGate

My mate Allan had his 50th birthday this weekend and pulled a mini festival together to mark the occasion. For those of you who don’t know him, Allan is a top bloke and I consider myself very lucky indeed to call him a true friend. We’ve been putting on parties together for years – particularly FIRE parties of which we did… Read more →

Grassington

Grassington

Drawn by the some’uts ‘appening in Grassington rumors (Grassington Festival), we set Fathers Day Outing coordinates for upper Wharfedale in The Yorkshire Dales yesterday. Grassington is one of my favorite places. Even though it gets hammered with tourists with the rest of them, it never seems to sell out, or worse, have that air of ‘us and them’ that so… Read more →

Intense logistics, a run off dog and a me pic

Intense logistics, a run off dog and a me pic

Yesterday was funny. I “wrote” my daily blog (thus ensuring continuity of my DD365 project) using a method I’d has in mind as a back up reserve idea – see, it dawned on me that where I was going, the internet may not be an option. A hands free speech to text tool – powered by Google – enabled me… Read more →

Surprise views

Just been out for a lovely walk wi’ dog and my as good as new LOMO LC-A camera in between our kids social appointments and us being their hackney carriage.  Beautiful sunset – we’d rambled down the railway lines then across ‘the big field’ over the other side of the lines from Harrogate High. Had a couple of geocaches plugged into… Read more →

Majestic morning and tree

Majestic morning and tree

Without sounding like some old hippy, I had a beautiful experience of nature this morning. I walked up the upper reaches of the ‘new’ Nidderdale Greenway or the ‘Harrogate – Killinghall – Ripley’ cycle path’ that I blogged about last week. Bathed in golden light and dawn chorus, just me and dog. We even saw a deer. She popped out… Read more →

Adventure box

Adventure box

I’ve discovered that buying a second hand roof box is an incredibly complicated thing to do. I had to learn so much about said items that if there was a degree course, I think I could walk away with First Class Honors. My dissertation would focus on how to extrapolate information curtailing to the dimensions, fittings and fixtures of the… Read more →