Discussion in 'Intros & Welcomes' started by Feepole, Jan 23, 2018.

  1. Feepole

    Feepole Hiker

    (Sorry. Posted this in the pinned thread before noticing most folk create a thread of their own - mods feel free to approve/delete either one as appropriate)


    Finally got round to registering - been an occasional lurker for a wee while.

    Looks like a great site.

    I've been an infrequent stravaiger for a bit over a decade - did a bit of hill-walking prior to that point.

    Work and young family mean that I usually only get away once or twice a year. Being based in Orkney means it takes best part of a day to get anywhere, and a day to get home. Still, manage to cram as much as I can into four-day trips. Spend a lot of my limited time away wandering about Sutherland. Use public transport for pretty much all my walking - which generally makes for more interesting trips. As likely to be found wandering in lonely corries as highest peaks.

    Still struggling to define the words 'luxury' + 'necessity'.

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  2. Bopdude

    Bopdude Section Hiker

    Hi and welcome, now you see, as I see it you have it all on your door step and trying to get away, a lot of us are trying to get to you, grass / greener lol. Welcome aboard :)
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  3. Tartanferret

    Tartanferret Thru Hiker

    Welcome to the forum :)
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  4. Dave V

    Dave V Moderator Staff Member

    Welcome :)
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  5. Munro277

    Munro277 Thru Hiker

    Welcome to the site,looks nasty day up there today,stay safe
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  6. Feepole

    Feepole Hiker

    Thanks all!

    Yep, Bopdude. That's def always the case! Lived south in Glasgow for a good few years and totally failed to take advantage of the fantastic adventures on our doorstep back then. I try not to take Orkney for granted, honest!

    Cheers Munro277. It's a bit grim indeed. All that lovely snow seems a dim and distant memory now ❄️
  7. Teepee

    Teepee Thru Hiker

    Hi Feepole, wlecome to the forum. :)
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  8. fluffkitten

    fluffkitten Moderator Staff Member

    Hello. :)
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  9. Snowdonia wildcamper

    Snowdonia wildcamper Trail Blazer

  10. tom

    tom Thru Hiker

    Hi and welcome :)
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  11. dovidola

    dovidola Thru Hiker

    Hi Freepole. Went to Shetland once and loved it (almost Hebridean scenery but fewer midges). Orkney a treat still in store. Welcome to this site - you've found the right place!
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  12. Feepole

    Feepole Hiker

    Yes, Shetland's a bit wilder than Orkney (as are Shetlanders to Orcadians! :))
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