Anyway in the interval, as I was too reticent to spark up conversation with too many other punters (and by the way I was quite surprised by the youth and good looks of the crowd, and the relatively equal gender split, for some reason I was expecting a range of guys my age and older in karrimore jackets geeking out on adventure kit) so I idly tweeted an idea that came to me on the idea of adventures in one of the earlier presentations.
At #nightofadventure just wrote a note to myself to visit every county in the British isles in the next 12 months!
— Ben Hockman (@BAHockman) September 16, 2013
Having recently returned from a cross continental bike trip, albeit a relatively comfortable one, I am determined to actually start this career in planning, or place-making, or urbanism, or whatever I can work my way into along the lines of the reason I returned from NZ and went to get that degree. So I figured a way to have adventures, and get to see more of my home nation was that as outlined above.
After a simple google search I found this website:
There are a few lists on there, I decided to pick the first one, as it didn't seem so comprehensive. So I'll leave this hanging here now, and come back and update when I have some sort of evidence of having visited that county. Lets see if by this time next year I've Done 'em all?
West Lothian (Linlithgowshire)
Oh yeah, and the British Isles includes Ireland:
There aren't any rules, just try and visit, or pass through. And try and fit it in with everything else. And no castigation if I don't complete it, just a bit of an achievement if I do. It looks like a big list from here, but if I keep it in mind there's at least a chance I'll see a few places I've not seen before.