Monday, 5 April 2010

This Edit and a Hike

I recently read a blog with great, albeit rare, content with a layout I fell in love with. Little did I know that in pursuit of said layout, I would spend over an hour editing HTML (thank God for screenshots), feeds, positioning and settings. And use a ruler for editing a photo because I'm too knackered to work out ratios consistently. Yes, a metal ruler for measuring "soft" parameters whose normal measurements are made in pixels. I'm unsure whether that's resourceful or plain stupid...

My parents, Alison, Tommy and I went for a 2 and a half hour walk today. It wasn't your typical walk-on-the-pavement-at-the-side-of-the-road type walk. It was more like a walk-down-narrow-paths-along-cliffs-and-climb-down-clay-and-rock-slopes-only-to-climb-up-more-slopes-at-an-even-greater-angle-to-the-horizontal type of walk. I have to say it was utterly beautiful to be by the sea on such a pleasant day but it was extremely taxing on our muscles. It was a full body work out. Some hills were so steep we were on all fours grabbing onto plants on the edges so as not to tumble down, and the amount of times stones gave way beneath us during our descent meant our balance was often tested. I have to say, the adrenaline rush was incredible and Tommy loved it. The sea was a surprising shade of blue in some places and perfectly clear. I saw a bay I hadn't seen before as we climbed up a valley I didn't know existed because they're conveniently hidden between two more prominent bays and valleys. It was exhilarating to run up or jump down where it was safe enough to (and even where it wasn't). There's something about these adventures that gives a sense of accomplishment. Like you've passed one of life's tests.

Although I started off in a less than perfect mood, after about twenty minutes I was flying high. I don't know why, but it's hard to feel upset or affronted when you're exposed to such natural delights.

The hike was difficult and occasionally painful, risky and often dangerous but it was also captivating, peaceful, ravishing and illuminating whilst being vague in direction and with an unclear outcome. Sound like anything?

Found this website today, I love it. Read the first post (#512) it's really really really worth reading.


Simon said...

love the template, and something tells me my blog will look different by the end of the day

Matt said...


I need to know how you did this :)

Bettina said...

hah achie i just spent half an hour looking to change my template nd i gav up and i said i wonder wat achies looks like atm..nd i find this whole wooommmm of change! mann i need change but im rly bad wit these things haha itl hav to wait xD..aaah feeling so creative and alive ach xD...summer and creativity seem very close byyy!