Tuesday, March 29, 2011

A question for you....

Mmmm same old story at the moment folks, no words to lighten your day I'm afraid, me thinks that you'll soon be switching off sooner rather than later if this state of play persists! So here's a question for you, has anyone got any sensible suggestions as to where I could drag the Warthog to over the next few weeks, a change of scene may well help lift my mood a tad, then again it may not. So guess what guys n girls just more pictures of today's walk for you to hopefully enjoy. And remember 'sensible' ya buggers...
















Till brighter days, your friend,
John

18 comments:

The Suburban Bushwacker said...

I like Hastings, but for wild camping the new forest is good.
SBW

Dog Hair in my Coffee said...

The two places that clear my head best are mountains and the sea. It seems you might be close enough to both of those to perhaps find some solace in a trip to one or the other? What is Snowdonia like? Is there a special place by the Irish Sea you could go? I bet the warthog would love a romp on the sand...

Shoreman said...

Hi John. Can't make any suggestions of where to go, only just go. Being outside seems to improve your outlook on life, so all I can say is go for it. That's some mighty beautiful country in the photos.

Mark

Bob Mc said...

You sure seem to have a case of the blah's lately John. Don't know what's troubling you, but maybe you are just taking it to seriously. Lighten up a little. :) Don't know why you would want a change of scenery with all that beautiful country to roam around in, but maybe just a different activity would help. Maybe a little fishing?

Janet said...

Have you been for a walk round Crafnant-thats lovely or the Conwy valley ?
Loved you photographs ! I hate seeing beautiful big trees felled or brought down due to strong winds- to me it seems wrong-like seeing an elephant on the lying on the ground.-
Love your warthog too !

CDGardens said...

Beautiful pictures. They in themselves speak when the words don't flow freely. Again, beautiful pictures.

Murphyfish said...

SBW,
Mmmm wild camping in the new forest, now there’s a sensible suggestion and from an unlikely source to boot ;-)

Hi Laurie,
Ah Snowdonia would steel your heart me dear, but a trip to the sea now that might well sooth my disquiet at the moment, and me thinks the warthog would enjoy it too…

Hey Mark,
There is some beautiful countryside upon my doorstep, perhaps it’s because its so accessible for me is the reason that it’s not lifting my mood a great deal?

Hi Bob,
Your right of course and the blah’s is one way of describing it, I wish I could lighten up, time will heel all I guess.

Janet,
I take it that’s just past Capel Curig? No I haven’t been to Crafnant but anywhere in Snowdonia is good for the heart and soul. Yes, there is something sad and wrong about trees on there side, comparing it to the elephant like touched a chord with me.

CDG,
Thank you, hopefully the words will flow shortly…

John Gray said...

still following your blog john
take care eh?
john

Murphyfish said...

Thanks John G, I'll do my best...

Stephanie and Dustin said...

Words may have fell short of inspiration, but your photos brightened my day. The signs of spring gave me a sense of joy! I'm not sure on suggestions for your side of the pond, but I do suggest to get going...anywhere! Rejuvenate the mind and spirit with the Warthog at your side.
-stephanie

Kim said...

See that pic? The one up there ^^^ third one down? Can you see to the end of the path where there's a different clarity of light? There's your light at the end of the turnnel. Just keep putting one foot in front of the other for a while and you'll walk out of Glumshire and into Slightlylessglumshire ;) As for sensible suggestions - I'm afraid I don't know your neck of the woods so I shall make a not very sensible suggestion instead! The Pennine Way!! Cheery uppy wishes to you.

Casey said...

Eh up! A stroll by the ocean...Might be just what the doctor ordered.

Take care -

Casey

Le Loup said...

Hmmm, me thinks you are really in the dumps my Cymro friend. I have a feeling no amount of walking will do the trick with this one.
Wish I was there.
Keith.
http://woodsrunnersdiary.blogspot.com/

Wolfy said...

For what little solace it's worth, I'm enjoying watching Spring emerge through your camera lens.

I think it's just one of those things you need to wallow through John. But since no one in my house listens to my advice, I can't expect you to!

Smile, John - it'll make people wonder what you're up to.

Joe

Karen Thomason/Gordon Setter Crossing said...

Sorry, can't help you with this one. But I did enjoy your pictures and I really like the new one of the "Warthog". Such a cutie...I bet that little face gets lots of treats from you.

Deus Ex Machina said...

Murphy,

This may be way off, but ... have you considered attending a local (I'm not sure how local you can get) bushcraft school for a day or weekend workshop. It can be anything that strikes your fancy.

I found, when I was where you are, that I was not completely fulfilled in life. I felt the urge to make something with my own hands ... I wanted to carve, or weave a basket, or make a bow .... I felt the need to be more in control of my life instead of "busting my tail for the man." I have been learning bushcraft skills as a means of inserting myself back into control of my own life ... I forage to gather food to feed myself, rather than working to earn money to buy the food I need. I am not sure I am clearly making my point, but, if you can see the message in there, maybe it would help.

Of course, this might not be something to which you could take the "warthog".

gpc said...

New growth can be painful. Be gentle with yourself.

Badger Watching Man said...

Hi John - I'll keep reading for as long as you keep writing, so no worries there.

I've had the Offa's Dyke path in my mind since your last post. If you've got a tent and you're feeling fit, get down to Llangollen or Oswestry and walk back up the OD path over a couple of days. It's a splendid part of the trail, especially around World's End.

You'll end up back on your home turf, and there's something good about always walking forwards and not having to walk back to the car. It's a great feeling as the car/bus/train pulls away and you've got the whole walk ahead of you.

All the best

BWM