A post by Sue Thomas about a ‘Nature Mapping Project’ by Sheffield Hale, a map-maker and resident of the city of San Francisco who has made a map of stargazing events in and around San Francisco; a map of some of the best places for children and tourists to experience nature in San Francisco, including where to bike in parks, see wildlife, and enjoy local wild lands, and a map of parks in the area where wifi is available….
A High Peak panorama between Hayfield and Chinley.
When I was in my twenties I regularly went walking in the Derbyshire Peak District with several friends who were keen on the outdoors. I, in contrast, was very inexperienced and went along for the company rather than the exercise, so it usually wasn’t long before I would become a little grumpy about the pace and distance. Sorry guys. But I did love the picnics because that was when we actually sat down for a while and those meals always tasted wonderful outdoors. I still remember the mushroom and potato curry, cooked the night beforehand, packed in tupperware and then carried in a rucksack for miles before being heated up over a small stove and eaten atop some remote sheepy moorland. Some of the best meals I’ve had.
My companions were also very keen on map-reading. I, however, thought of maps as a massive distraction from…
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