I’m in the paper! Well, not me… but my photo.
In the summer of 2006, I ventured across Northern England along Wainwright’s Coast to Coast trail. My partner and I spent 3 week hiking across hills, plains and mountains through wind, rain and a record-breaking heatwave. It was a life-changing accomplishment.
I look a few hundred photos that sit on my hard drive — except for the few lucky ones that made it through the Costco poster printer and now sit in frames on the floor of my living room! A while ago I randomly submitted a bunch to Newsday to be published in their Sunday travel section, Go! And this week, one of my photos was published. (How cool!)
For my Masters dissertation I had to submit a 3,000-word feature article. I wrote a travel memoir about the walk. Here is an excerpt describing the build up to when this photo was taken:
Continuing onward, the path followed a lofty and narrow Roman road called the High Street. During the time of the Roman Empire people allegedly raced their horses along the ridge. Characterised by practically vertical pebbly drops on either side, I couldn’t help but wonder how successful they had been. The remainder of the day’s journey twisted through a maze of rolling grassy mountains. The tops of the peaks were hidden in thick grey cloud not far above us. The wind was bitter and whipped through my nylon track pants. I was shivering even though I was wearing every shirt I had brought with me. The trail circled high above bright green valleys and crystal blue lakes. Except for the odd sheep, it was silent for hours. Rounding a mountain the trail began to dangerously descend. In front of us, deep within the valley, was Patterdale. We watched as the clouds parted and a heavenly ray of light decorated the village as if to guide us home.