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Postby portosport » Wed Oct 07, 2009 3:50 pm

I took early retirement at 57 just over two years ago. Have been walking all over the Scottish mainland and islands for the last 25 years, mostly low level, catering for my interest in landscape photography. Since my retirement I've contracted the mountain virus. In the last year I've hill walked in the Lake District, the French Pyrenees and as much of Scotland as the weather permits. Not taking as many photographs now (extra weight). My interest in Munros, Corbetts, Grahams, Wainwrights and other hills has taken over. When the weather is right I jump in the campervan and head for the hills.
Have been using Walk Highlands as a guest for over a year now and find it the most useful source of walk info around. Now happy to register.
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Re: Hello

Postby walk aboot » Wed Oct 07, 2009 6:26 pm

Hi Portosport

Sounds ideal! I could very easily retire to a lifestyle like that now...at 37 :D
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Re: Hello

Postby Alan S » Wed Oct 07, 2009 6:37 pm

Hello :wave:

Welcome to the site
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Re: Hello

Postby skuk007 » Wed Oct 07, 2009 8:20 pm

Welcome to the site - sounds like a great way to spend your retirement. :)
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Re: Hello

Postby monty » Wed Oct 07, 2009 9:33 pm

Hi Portosport.
Welcome to the site. I wish I could retire and head for the hills but I am still a mere youngster at 49. :lol:

Good luck on your Munro list.

Re: Hello

Postby monarchming » Thu Oct 08, 2009 9:27 am

Hey Portosport and welcome! :thumbup:
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Re: Hello

Postby zebidee1 » Sun Oct 11, 2009 8:44 pm

Hello there, welcome along.


Not retired, but do feel 65 at the mo. Actual age = 38. :shock:
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