Posted in A13 on Monday 27th August 2018 at 4:08pm
Over the past couple of months, I've revisited the posts I wrote here about the incomplete A13 walk which I took back in 2015/16. They felt a little self-indulgent, but were in places interesting enough that I thought I'd like to do something a little different with them. Since those walks, I've tended to write in a little more detail about the history of places I visit, and it felt like revising them a little in that light might also help. I'd also recently dug out a copy of Remapping High Wycombe by John Rogers, a project he'd self-published a long while back via Lulu.com. Flicking through that fascinating little book, I thought perhaps that this might be a good home for the A13 posts. And so, Adverse Camber was born...
I've never tried anything like this before: on one hand it feels supremely pompous to present what were essentially lengthy field notes in this way, on another it feels like a fitting home for some of the words which were spinning around me at a challenging and complex time in my life. One thing is certain: these walks set a pattern for me which has endured and sustains me to this day. The opportunity to put some of these thoughts alongside some of the images I captured along the way has helped me to reconnect with why I write, where I could improve and how these walks impact on my thoughts.
I don't think this will become a huge seller, particularly given the sometimes pricy shipping costs - but if you've enjoyed the posts here over the years and want to offer some support, this might be an interesting way to help out a little. You can click the button above to get to the store - and the discount code LULU10 at the checkout might help a little too!
I've had a home on the web for more years than I care to remember, and a few kind souls persuade me it's worth persisting with keeping it updated. This current incarnation of the site is centred around the blog posts which began back in 1999 as 'the daylog' and continued through my travels and tribulations during the following years.
I don't get out and about nearly as much these days, but I do try to record significant events and trips for posterity. You may also have arrived here by following the trail to my former music blog Songs Heard On Fast Trains. That content is preserved here too.