Having maintained my personal blog for some time now, with favourable feedback (and not just from my Dad, who's going to say nice things anyway) and even managed to write a couple of magazine articles I think I've got the writing bug. I want to write more, but first I have to go out and do something interesting to write about, so interesting that other people might want to read about it.
I love to read about other peoples trips to Greenland or Alaska and see pictures of kayaks dwarfed by icebergs, but I'm a realist and also a skint realist, so I have set my sight closer to home. The idea for a whacky circumnavigation was inspired by Fiona and Justine's circumnavigation of Wales. That looks like a great trip, but they did it first. I wanted to think up something different. The solution was right on my doorstep, a circumnavigation of the Lake District. A little research revealed that the upper reaches of the rivers Eden and Lune pass within a few kilometres of each other.
And thus a plan was born.