Outdoors

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The Big Outdoor Bloggers Cleanup II

Warning: This post contains ranting One of the biggest things that grinds my gears in life is other people’s crap littering the countryside. It boils my blood more than anything. They are bad human beings and I hope karma comes back to...

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Win a bright Hydro Flask

I’ve had my bright orange Hydro Flask for almost a year now. It’s packed into my rucksack for every walk containing either tea or hot chocolate which is usually drunk in once sitting, while up a hill sheltering behind a...

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The Charlie McLeod Sports Cloak

If you’ve swam in the sea or open water, no doubt you have experienced wriggling out of your swimming gear and into your clothes while desperately trying to keep a towel wrapped around your body to spare your dignity. The...

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My new Trespass waterproof jacket

I’ve needed a new waterproof jacket for some time. My Mountain Warehouse one I bought in 2012 has all but lost its waterproofness despite several attempts to repair it with re-waterproofing products. In October 2017, I am planning to do...

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Low sun on Alnmouth beach

It’s almost the end of December and almost a week into winter. Yet, on Alnmouth beach today the temperature was mild, the air was still and the sun made the sea so blue it was like we were somewhere exotic....