I have to admit – I’m feeling a little burnt out at the moment. I could go into a long post explaining why, alas a picture can say a thousand words so they say. And here you can watch a video instead which should give you an idea of how busy I’ve been of late.
Not to mention a meeting with Terra Nova Equipment last week to have a gander at their 2012 range of products. On that front I’m sworn to secrecy (though I did leak a couple of juicy bits of info on Twitter!) and will reveal all on the 13th June.
Terra Nova kindly let me bring along some new found friends in outdoor bloggers Martin and James – no doubt they’ll bring their perspective to the day and likely in more detail than me. I’m buried with work over the coming weeks and so my blogposts will tend to be very brief, I’m afraid. I did shoot some video of a couple of very interesting products at the Terra Nova product launch, mind.
Granted, some of the gear isn’t cheap by any means – but you get what you pay for with these guys, for sure. Their enthusiasm, passion, dedication and attention to deal is quite overwhelming for such a company – it makes you proud to be British! All said and done, they’ve come up with some fantastic new products to cover all budgets and their reputation for being ‘innovative’ has certainly been upped to another level or two.
A few companies will be rattled with what Terra Nova have in the pipeline and are due to release, make no doubt about that. No bias – it’s the truth and was a very pleasant surprise to say the least.
Anyway, this video concerns the newly refurbished (and re-opened railway tunnels) of the Monsal Trail along with it’s counterparts Tissington and High Peak.
The Monsal and High Peak are my favourites – the former is simply breathtaking in places and my video doesn’t do the scenes to behold any justice at all.
It’s been an absolute joy to produce this video for Let’s Stay Peak District – we have more ambitious projects in the pipeline one of which I’ve been filming for the past 9 months! A project that’s very close to my heart and has involved a lot of blood, sweat and tears.
Thanks must also go to Duncan and Rebecca at Hassop Station on the Monsal Trail – for kindly donating me a fab bike to cycle the route last week. It helped me capture the ‘hyperspeed’ shots through the tunnels.
And finally, I’d like to thank all the lovely people I’ve met in the Peaks featured (and others sadly omitted) in this video – they make it more than anything. I must have a friendly face because not one person declined to feature in front of my video camera – was insightful to hear so many different perspectives (though these aren’t included in this project).
Right, I’m off for a kip then I’ll be editing some more videos….