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on cycling 50 miles in a week micro.paultibbetts.uk
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West Highland Way: Day 4 Auto-generated description: A group of hikers with backpacks and trekking poles are gathered around a small table with a chair, set up with snacks and beverages, near trees and bushes. pinthewild.micro.blog
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West Highland Way: Day 3 Rain on the tentHikers wearing full rain gear wait for a coffee from the Bocsa Bean coffee trailerAn honesty box containing sweets and other hiking supplies. pinthewild.micro.blog
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on microblogging a trip micro.paultibbetts.uk
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West Highland Way: Day 2 A map shows the starting point of the day whilst I point to my intended destination, Lochan Maoil Dhuinne, a permitted wild camp spot on the shores of Loch Lomond.Large white bags filled with rocks are placed along a dirt path on a hill overlooking a scenic view of Loch Lomond and distant mountains.Auto-generated description: A group of people stand atop a grassy, gently sloping hill under a partly cloudy sky. pinthewild.micro.blog
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West Highland Way: Day 1 A signpost with directions to the start of the West Highland Way.A stone monument marks the starting point of the West Highland Way, with a metal arch overhead bearing the same name.Auto-generated description: A wooden sign depicts Dumgoyne and the Glengoyne Distillery, indicating it is 12 miles to Drymen, with images of barrels, buildings, and a mountain backdrop. pinthewild.micro.blog
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The easiest way to avoid mistakes whilst blogging is to not post anything, but that’s also a mistake.

I hit publish on bad at blogging and don’t follow me to acknowledge the gap in content and give myself permission to make more blogging mistakes.

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West Highland Way: Itinerary pinthewild.micro.blog
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Why I hiked the West Highland Way pinthewild.micro.blog
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Why I got into wildcamping pinthewild.micro.blog
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Hello, World!

Out on the trail last week I realised I wanted to start a dedicated blog for my outdoors antics and here it is.

I’ll be using it to share trip reports and gear reviews as well as carry on the interesting conversations that get started in the wild.

πŸ‘‹

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Hiked the West Highland Way.

96 miles from Milngavie to Fort William.

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Rested, showered and caffeinated.

Ready for day 7.

25km to Fort William.

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Made it to Kinlochleven.

Should have eaten more than just Skittles and Scottish Tablet for lunch.

Tired.

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Day 6 involves breakfast at Glencoe mountain resort, Kingshouse Inn, and dealing with a low phone battery.

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Misty mountain wild camp.

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Day 5 and I’d hoped for a massive day, doing 2 stages in one go to bring the total down from 8 days to 7, but I’ve woken up feeling a bit run down.

Hoping the walking fixes it, instead of making it worse.

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Day summaries have been postponed until after the trip. They take too long to write on a phone and I have walking to do.

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Haggis, Neeps and Tatties at the Tyndrum Inn.

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Even later start to day 4 but I treated myself to a full Scottish breakfast.

19km today. Apparently days 2 and 3 are the toughest walking sections so I should be a bit faster today.

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Made it to Beinglas in time for dinner.

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Loch Lomond

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@samjc my pinkies have had a hell of a workout since I got this keyboard. How're you finding the Moonlander? I was very close to choosing that or the Voyager instead of this

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@samjc TWiN sounds ideal and I've just found plenty of interesting on ooh.directory, thanks! I like xkcd but I can't imagine how the hover the image would work in RSS format πŸ€”

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@jsonbecker I didn't think to check the wikis. I've found loads of interesting looking feeds that have been right under my nose this whole time, thanks!

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@amerpie I hope it was a pleasant show and not one of those crime dramas

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@jsonbecker most of the sites are aggregators like Reddit, which I've just seen has RSS feeds available but I guess they'll be noisy. I want less surfing and more flicking through the newspaper at a beach cafe. I guess I'll have to put in some effort to get to that point.

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@amerpie if your analytics let you zoom in you'd see a Welsh dragon on that list 🏴󠁧󠁒󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿

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@val wow, what a view!

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@jean congrats! enjoy the new adventure

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@meep the discover section had the same effect on me, glad to know I'm not the only one!

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@scaglio welcome! and happy Birthday! 🍸

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I can normally type about 100 word per minute.

According to type-fu I'm down to about 15 πŸ˜…

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@amerpie thanks for sharing and adding to the uproar! I'd been ignoring Raycast since I got my new Mac and this gave me the push to try it. So far I'm really liking it, so thanks!

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Thanks all for the warm welcome! πŸ€—

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@adam hey Adam, I'm all good thanks! how you doing?

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@kirk then I am in good company here πŸ˜„

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@rom hey hey hey! thank you

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@amerpie Hello Lou! Please lower your expectations! πŸ˜… I'll be checking out your app reviews, I haven't used Mac for a few years and haven't kept up with what's new.

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@odd πŸ‘‹ yeah it's still recognisable but it's definitely gone from "I could build that" to "I could be happy paying for someone else to build that for me to use"

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@aeryn thank you!

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@ronkjeffries I'll be doing the same soon. I like your photos! (well, maybe not the banana peel one as much as the others)

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@ronkjeffries haha yes it probably needs changing but I've grown attached to it now