Author Topic: Hello,  (Read 510 times)

Ygerna

  • New Member
  • *
  • Posts: 9
Hello,
« on: 16:32:44, 09/05/17 »
Hi, I'm Ygerna, I found this forum whilst tying to research my first wild camp ever (at 48!, never too old, right?)


I'm also new to walking in general. I mean, I can walk, but the walking as a pastime aspect is new to me.


I'm looking forward to getting to know you all, and learning from your collective experience.


Yg

buntonn

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 186
Re: Hello,
« Reply #1 on: 18:34:28, 09/05/17 »
Welcome Ygerna, I am new to this like yourself and just a year younger, so I wouldn't worry about that number  :D


Anyway enjoy your time here, there are some super helpful members in this forum too.


Where are you based?


Nick
Desperately trying to escape and venture in the wild outdoors...

Ygerna

  • New Member
  • *
  • Posts: 9
Re: Hello,
« Reply #2 on: 18:27:23, 18/05/17 »
Hi Nick,


I'm in Surrey, near Leatherhead. What about you?


As well as planning the wild camp on Dartmoor I have now come up with a cunning plan to try and raise some funds for the local scout troop, they need a new hut. I'm thinking of walking the Surrey section of The  Greensand Way!


I figure I've got a year to build my stamina.... :o

johnberman

  • New Member
  • *
  • Posts: 18
Re: Hello,
« Reply #3 on: 18:45:50, 18/05/17 »
Hi Ygerna[/size]

[/size]
Never to old and your so young, I joined this forum recently for the same reasons[/size]

[/size]
I have been able to walk every weekend so far typically between 10 to 15 miles - Wild Camping next[/size]

[/size]
John B[/size]

[/size]
Oh im 57[/size]

Ygerna

  • New Member
  • *
  • Posts: 9
Re: Hello,
« Reply #4 on: 19:28:37, 18/05/17 »
So young? Thank you O0


I'm still getting to learn my way around the site but it seems to be very supportive and a great source of advice, information and tips.


Yg

buntonn

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 186
Re: Hello,
« Reply #5 on: 19:47:59, 18/05/17 »
Hi Nick,


I'm in Surrey, near Leatherhead. What about you?


As well as planning the wild camp on Dartmoor I have now come up with a cunning plan to try and raise some funds for the local scout troop, they need a new hut. I'm thinking of walking the Surrey section of The  Greensand Way!


I figure I've got a year to build my stamina.... :o


I am from Benfleet in Essex, very close to the Hadleigh park where the Olympic Mountain Bike track is. My local training ground...


Good on you with helping the scouts  8) [size=78%]. I raised money in the past for Cancer Research with a beachwear calendar and a cycling ride.[/size]



Desperately trying to escape and venture in the wild outdoors...

Ygerna

  • New Member
  • *
  • Posts: 9
Re: Hello,
« Reply #6 on: 20:28:33, 18/05/17 »

  a beachwear calendar [/size]


Beachwear? Were you the model?


Do I want to know..? :D

buntonn

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 186
Re: Hello,
« Reply #7 on: 21:12:14, 18/05/17 »
No I had the best job of being the photographer  :D
Desperately trying to escape and venture in the wild outdoors...

Ygerna

  • New Member
  • *
  • Posts: 9
Re: Hello,
« Reply #8 on: 21:17:06, 18/05/17 »
No I had the best job of being the photographer  :D


Somehow, I'm disappointed....




However, thank you for the support regarding the scouts. I'm not sure how I got suckered into helping with Cubs/Scouts/Explorers but I really enjoy it. It's scouting that's given me the opportunity to try wild camping, surfing, walking and a vast array of other outdoor activities I would never have even dreamed of and the kids themselves are incredible people that I learn from too!

buntonn

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 186
Re: Hello,
« Reply #9 on: 07:43:03, 19/05/17 »
 ;D


I think the cubs/scouts/brownies etc are great clubs for children. Like you say, it's opened your eyes to some great outdoor activities that you may have missed out on otherwise.
Desperately trying to escape and venture in the wild outdoors...

sunnydale

  • Veteran Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 7724
Re: Hello,
« Reply #10 on: 15:28:27, 19/05/17 »
Hi Ygerna and welcome from the Peak District  O0


Tracey :)
***Happiness is only a smile away***

gunwharfman

  • Veteran Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 976
Re: Hello,
« Reply #11 on: 17:40:47, 19/05/17 »
Welcome from Old Portsmouth

Ygerna

  • New Member
  • *
  • Posts: 9
Re: Hello,
« Reply #12 on: 22:34:22, 19/05/17 »
Thank you for the welcome  :)

MikeW

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 77
Re: Hello,
« Reply #13 on: 23:14:17, 24/05/17 »
Welcome Ygerna.
I did my first wild camp in March at 44.
I've done a couple every month since and off again this weekend.... :)