A seasoned work colleague once told me that the older you get, the quicker the years seem to pass. He offered this sage observation 18 years ago, the inference being that you should not waste a second of the limited time you have on the planet. I’ll be 40 in a couple of weeks and, for the last five years or so, the passage of time has seemingly accelerated as per his prediction.
2013 has been good to me in many ways and, heeding this advice, I’ve tried to make the most of the free time I’ve had. My two-week tour of Iceland was superb and I’ve enjoyed some magic moments in the hills.
However, regretfully, not all of the latter made the pages of the blog. Many of the trips were notable, but the pressures of work in the latter half of the year have left me spent… struggling to find adequate words without resorting to cumbersome clichés.
I realise I’ve become mute on other social channels too. I’ll endeavour to kick start these in the New Year.
More positively, and in common with 2012, I’ve enjoyed some great conversations with cycle tourers and outdoors folk across the globe. I note from the WordPress review of the year that while the UK audience continues to grow, the site is now well read in the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Learning from others remains my prime motivation.
In common with previous years, I’ll give a quick rundown on the top posts from the last twelve months. All the best for the New Year and thanks for your continued support.
The top five