This was a novel experience. I have been active on WordPress for just under three years and while I exchange comments with other bloggers on a regular basis, I have never met anyone face-to-face. This changed on Sunday when we climbed Bealach na Bà and headed down to the Applecross Inn to meet Ali, the writer and photographer behind ApplecrossLife – a fascinating insight into an isolated community.
I was on a mission – Ali provided me with some fine quotes for Golf in the Wild and I wanted to give him a copy of the book. As a non-golfer I am not sure how useful/welcome this might be but when the winter comes I understand it makes a fine eco-friendly fuel :-) It was a shame that he was working and we were on a tight schedule heading north but I am very pleased we made the effort to call by – it was good to meet you Ali!
The book has brought me into contact with a wide range of different people, all of them at a distance by email. Part of this trip has been about meeting everyone in the flesh and it has been a delight. The rest of the trip is research for the sequel: Golf in the Wild – Coming Home. My ‘caddy’ remains remarkably patient bearing in mind that she has been agitating for a visit to warmer climes. At Christmas I took her to the Arctic and this was the weather coming over the pass on Sunday :D