Recalling my best hiking and sketching memories of 2017
Experiencing the mountain at its magnificent best, going higher than ever before and reaching my limits.
From Ahakista to Durrus on the Sheep’s Head Way
Mud, monuments, rainbows and cairns. A short loop around Mount Corrin
From heritage experience to the past alive in the landscape. A drove road, a mass rock, a neolithic copper mine and fields, a road tunnelled through rock.
From hubbub to solitude. A stone row. Climbing, climbing the hill and crossing the bog. A slippery descent.
I have created a new section on Hikelines – ‘Sketchbook Walks’. It’s a place where I will post sketches from days when I may not have been hiking but went out and about sketching.
Home along the ridge, on the horns of a dilemma, tomb with a view, lunch at Finn McCool’s.
A familiar face recognised, loughs and lookouts. Signs and signals from the past.
Walking a familiar trail, noticing things missed before, re-visiting an idyllic spot, light at end of the world.