The new years is here and over on the west coast of the UK it arrived in some style, with winds gusting up to 70 mph. Where does the time go? We had every intention of going on a few fell walking trips as well as doing a lot more sea fishing over the Christmas break but before we knew it, it was time to go back to work.
It doesn’t look like we’re going to have any snow this winter either – we’ve not even had frost in lowland Lancashire so just to remind everyone what snow is the above picture was taken in March last year when we went walking over Fairsnape and Parlick.
Our promise to ourselves this year is to do more sea fishing, fell walking and birding and – if possible – to be out in the countryside even more than last year. A tall order but we’re willing to give it our best shot!
As well as the usual we’ll be going on another bank holiday Bass quest to Anglesey at the beginning of May and for a change we’re going to Devon for our summer break, we’re already looking forward to that and it’s still half a year away! I’ve even bought an OS map of the area.
So here’s wishing you all a happy and prosperous new year, Stuart.