This month’s country walking arrived on Monday. I do enjoy reading it, especially when it features walks from my part of the world, which it does this month, it even talks about a pub that I like going to, which is really nice.
This issue of the magazine features walks from magnificent parts of the country, nearly all countryside – very little on urban walks. So, I had a thought. I could do a piece that I could pretend I’m going to send to the magazine. So, what do I write about?
Quite a while back, I did what I called the big circle walk, it worked out at about 10 miles. Now, 10 miles isn’t a massively long walk, but it’s enough. But that isn’t the main thing, I’m thinking about how to do it, because it will have to be broken down into smaller chunks. That’s because each mini walk will have a goal, of encountering and addressing a piece of Gosport (read Gosport / Rowner / Alverstoke) history.
Now I can’t absorb that much history in one go which is why I need to break it down – depending of course how much detail I need to go into. Well, for the walk a para, possibly two for each walk along with some pictures. I’ve identified at least 26 areas (historical topics), too much to do in one go, but I’m thinking of walking to each one, say one a week when I can, Then at the end of it, doing one long big walk covering them all. Doing one a week, gives me a bit of a chance to research for each topic.
You see, I like developing projects and tasks, it’s the way my mind works. The problem I have is finishing things like that. On the other hand, I’ve just very successfully finished what I consider to be a very big project. I’m sorry, I need to stop going on about it.