Tuesday, January 5, 2010
As for what good old saint Nick brought me two items stood out head and shoulders above the rest (and no it wasn’t the socks), firstly is the my new “stealth” coat by Jack Pyke and bought for me by my beloved Clare (oh she knows me so well) and secondly was the .177 Diana mod 52 air rifle bought with me crimbo money, needs an overhaul but me thinks it’s going to be a very good 'stationary' rifle.
Walk; - At least 15 ‘day’ walks at a minimum distance of 15 miles, with at least 5 different routes used, and at least 5 ‘night’ walks at a minimum distance of 5 miles, with at least 3 different routes used
Climb; - Cadair Idris, Snowdon, Ben Nevis and a minimum of 5 other peaks over 3000 feet.
Fish for and catch; - Carp (10lb plus), Perch (2lb plus), Pike (5lb plus), Wild brown Trout (1lb plus), Bass (3lb plus), Tope (10lb plus), Mullet (3lb plus), Conger eel (5lb plus), Wrasse (2lb plus)
Photograph;- Buzzard, Red Kite, Merlin, Any British owl, Fox, Badger, Stoat, Weasel, Hare, Door Mouse, Coastal whale or dolphin, Any British reptile, Any British bat, Grey seal, Dragonfly, Golden Eagle, Otter, and Red deer.
Clear all debt (excluding mortgage) by the month of September, 2010.
Sail in a race single handed without coming last!
Enjoy wild camping in Scotland.
Kite buggy with Jim.
Embark on a survival course.
Three long breaks away with Clare;- Scotland, The Mumbles and the New Forest being preferred locations.
Navigate (properly) using only a map and compass.
Learn to sing fully the welsh national anthem
Ok so it’s a small list (ish) but it should keep me going this year at least. Of course there will be changes and additions as time, money and circumstance change throughout the year but without targets or dreams then what do you have to aim at? So that’s about it for now, I really hope that the New Year brings you all that you desire and that you all stay healthy and safe ‘out there’. Till the next time……