New Camera: DJI Osmo Action

Over the last two years, I’d been contemplating the purchase of an action camera. Something compact, light in weight, mostly waterproof durable and capable of accepting an external microphone, which is one of the few drawbacks with my otherwise-faithful Olympus TG-4.

I was never going to splash out on the very latest GoPro, although I had been eyeing up refurbished Hero 5 models at around £200 on eBay… In the end, I went for the DJI Osmo Action. DJI are a well-regarded manufacturer of drones and, as per usual, I liked the opportunity to own something that fewer others would have.

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#walk1000miles – December 2019

As I’ve mentioned before, this will be my final entry in to a long-running series of #walk1000miles records. I think I’ve partaken in the challenge for four years now and I know that I’ve completed it twice, while this will be the second year where I’ve missed out by less than half a Century.

From the end of January 2020, I’ll merely be recording and reflecting upon my mileage with no relation to the challenge.

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Plans for 2020

Welcome to a brand-new year! I knew what most of my plans and intentions for 2020 would be while we were barely in to the second half of 2019.

I’ll be making a YouTube video to compliment this one and, as I took all of the photos on my phone, you’ll have to forgive the social media-friendly portrait orientation!

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Highlights of 2019

As the year draws to a close, I thought it might be beneficial for me to look back to some of my highlights and biggest achievements of the year gone by (in an outdoors-theme, of course). Too often, I’ve spent much of this year thinking over what I want but don’t have.

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Dartmoor’s ‘Mini Ten Tors’

Sunday 17th November 2019

Earlier this year, Country Walking Magazine penned and published a circular route on Dartmoor that they regard as the ‘Mini Ten Tors’. Much smaller than its fifty-five mile cousin, this one is only nine miles in length and can be completed in a single day.

Trev, from the YouTube channel Summit of Nothing, had organised this event as his second in a series of fundraising walks, looking ahead to a Himalayan trek he’s embarking on in 2020. I wasn’t able to make the first one at Belstone but I signed up, paid my dues and drove on down to Devon. Continue reading “Dartmoor’s ‘Mini Ten Tors’”