The last few months have been a real challenge in the Outdoors Father household as we relocated from London, UK to Portland, Oregon (USA), travelling in the UK and Israel along the way. During this time I took a long break and wrote most recently about hiking in Israel and in hot weather (last in the series coming soon); I have also made some new decisions about this site.
Outdoors Father is my private blog and is – and will remain – an ad-free site, so it only makes money from the guides I write from time to time (like my Cape Wrath Trail planning guide). This will not be changing any time soon since I hate ads on sites and I’m very reluctant to sign up (with a fee) to read information so I decided not to inflict it upon you, dear reader. If you would like to support this site you can get your copy of the CWT planning guide or contribute some money to help me run this place.
Due to the reality of needing to work for a living, writing here is a challenge but I do enjoy it and plan to continue doing so. However now that I live on Pacific Standard Time (PST) and no longer on GMT, publishing times will change. So far you have learned to expect a post here every Saturday evening (GMT) but as you (and I) are probably usually outdoors at that time, it was useless for a good conversation about the post. From now on you can expect a new post on Tuesday at noon (PST) which means 3 pm EST or 8 pm GMT – a great time for reading with a beer, coffee or lunch. This also means that I will be available for discussion about things in the comments or via social media.
Last, I will be continuing with the Outdoors Father monthly newsletter as they have proved to be in interesting for many readers interest and a good way to keep up. So far they have been sent on the last Sunday of every month, just after the last post of the month, but from now on this will happen on the last Friday of every month, giving you time to go through it leisurely with the Friday beer that I’m sure you enjoy (or the Saturday morning coffee). If you have missed previous newsletters you can sign up here and start enjoying them:
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I hope to find the time and skills to give the site a little face lift in the spirit of new designs and would love to hear any feedback, comments, criticism or suggestions about design, topics, opinions or anything in between. You can comment here, drop me a line or catch me on Twitter or Facebook.