Chuckin' Buckets

Plans for a day out to make the most of our jollies were again foiled today by the seriously poor weather. I don't mind rain too much, and I'm even happy to run in it. But a trip to the seaside is not much fun. So we have been again stuck indoors much of the day. I did enjoy a couple of guilty hours watching some old Six Feet Under repeats. In my bored googling this afternoon I happened upon this cool site called Panoramio. The pic is courtesy of a local talent who has captured the current weather beautifully.

In my virtual wandering online I became quite drunk on the fantasy of a career as a freelance photographer, travelling around the world earning my living to fill the pages of National Geographic [sigh]. Trips to Patagonia featured heavily. I think a bit more practice might be needed first though. I keep toying with the idea of a weekend course learning the craft but they always seem so ridiculously expensive. I've also the good fortune of beautiful scenes right on my doorstep. Anyway, have cheered up a bit after running a steady but satisfying 7m out to Ilkley and back. We found a window in the torrential rain and managed a whole run without seeing a drop. Legs are also much better today. Next stop, Nelson.

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  1. I did a photography course a few years ago at one of the local HE colleges(forgotten most of it now), it was an evening a week for most of an academic year but I'm sure it wasn't that expensive. I'm not sure I could do that time commitment now but it was just before digital SLR's became really cheap so it involved lots of B & W photography and dark room work.

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  2. Thanks Julbags, have been thinking along those lines - maintaining for a whole term is a bit daunting though so a weekend type thing was quite attractive. What with blogs to write, and all that ewrunning to do...

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  3. If you love wind and rain, you'll love Patagonia!

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  4. Wow, have you been? Looks stunning - had a friend who visited for a month's trip and brought back the most inspiring pics - never knew ice could be some many different shades of blue. Wind & rain can be good as long as I'm prepared : )

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