By the end of our last walk in the New Forest my much used and loved OS Lesiure map of the New Forest (OL22 mapfans) was a soggy mess and in a very fragile state, much like Felix and me!
As carefully as possible I opened it out on the suraface of the dining table, delicately unfolding it so it could dry as a single flat sheet. There were several tears where the worn creases in the folds had soaked through and rubbed themselves into a faint memory, and it had detatched itself from the orange rag that was once it’s cover.
A couple of days later (it was *very* wet) the map had dried nicely, though it was apparent that it wouldn’t stand up to any more days out.
…I decided to turn the New Forest stage of Walk2012 into a set of badges. Many badges:
The next day we head north-west, hopefully pausing here:
The good news is that one of these unique and shiny pieces of badge joy can be yours. All I need is a good reason to send you one …so go on, tempt me