I may have been quiet of late, but I promise I have not been idle. There has been a lot of organising and settling in to do, together with getting to know the local area a little better. I have also been working on some new designs, of which more later.
One of the things I have done is to join a local Ramblers group, and these photographs were taken on a walk we did on Sunday, in the hills around the pretty market town of Rothbury. As you can see, we were rewarded with stunning views, for only a little hard climbing.
It looks like, and indeed was, a glorious day, but my goodness, it was windy, as you can tell from the sound on this video. It gives a good idea of the panoramic view though.
The cup and ring marks are altogether more mysterious, and whilst they are believed to have been made in the Bronze Age, no-one is really quite sure what they are, or why they are there. I was really intrigued by the markings, and I’m thinking about how I could maybe capture them in silver.
For those who are interested in such things, I tracked the walk on an app on my phone, and here is the route.
The two walks I’ve done so far have been around 7 miles, so pretty much what I’d usually undertake. As someone used to fairly solitary walking, it’s been an interesting and pleasurable experience to be part of a much larger group. The next walk is longer, at 11 miles, so we’ll see how I get on with that.