Maps by fishers

Maps

So, our Prime Minister has spoken, and a roadmap published to outline the sequence of steps towards lifting Covid-19 restrictions.

Perhaps I can begin to clear the dust off my Ordnance Survey maps and plan some visits and walks for a bit later in the year? Well, that might not be quite so easy. I downloaded the sixty page pdf of the government strategy, and the relaxation of restrictions on public transport can best be described as vague. Since I don't drive that leaves quite a lot of uncertainty for me.

Still, opening a map and looking at the collection of lines shapes and colours is a marvellous experience, as they are transformed in my mind to a view of the landscape displayed on the map. I can easily become absorbed for hours looking at a map.

These maps have been acquired over a number of years. Some are regularly used old friends, others are more recently acquired and full of new possibilities. Where will my maps and 2021 lead me? Who knows, but it will be a voyage of challenges and difficulties, discovery, novelty and enjoyment, some successes and some changes of direction. Probably not too different from a normal year in many ways - I'm looking forward to it!

Ian
Ahh, maps are glorious things, full of possibilities! We have a shelf full like this too. I think it will be a while before everything is "back to normal" transport wise, but hopefully not too long. Not everything is quite clear from the new guidelines yet. But after a year of all this, I cannot wait either to stretch my legs and go anywhere I want to again in the fresh air, map in hand!
February 23rd, 2021  
I want to be able to visit the Woodmeadow 7 miles away from home and hopefully this year we’ll finally go in search of the Milky Way.
February 23rd, 2021  
Wow, that's quite a collection! Hope you are able to use them soon
February 23rd, 2021  
I wish you luck in your public transport travel, that is a very inspiring collection of travel maps.. Have you thought of bike rides?
February 23rd, 2021  
A super collection of maps.
February 23rd, 2021  
That quite a collection, it won't be long before we're able to get out and about again
February 23rd, 2021  
That is a serious collection of maps! I confess to being won over by technology, Google maps is what I rely on.
February 23rd, 2021  
What a collection. I think we still have our Ordnance Survey maps from when we lived in the UK. Wherever we were posted to during our RAF days, the first thing we bought was an OS map of the area.
February 23rd, 2021  
With so many maps wouldn't it be a difficult decision which to take first.
February 23rd, 2021  
A great capture of those many maps.
I`m not a much of planning guy. Lifes has it`s own rules and plans and they are most times not the same of mine. And life alway`s win.
February 23rd, 2021  
Wow, that's some collection! How wonderful to have so many choices for walking
February 23rd, 2021  
Jo
That is quite the collection of maps - hoping you are able to use some of them to plan an adventure.
February 24th, 2021  
That is an impressive collection.
February 24th, 2021  
You have a very impressive collection. Nowadays, people, mostly the younger generations, have all the information they want on a small mobile which takes them directly to the place they want to visit. For a person who enjoys exploring these gadgets could spoil all the fun.
February 24th, 2021  
@casablanca @jesika2 @monicac @craftymeg @carolmw @bybri @cdcook48 @onewing @bruni @pyrrhula @kjarn @jo38 @peadar @sangwann

Thank you all for your lovely comments, they are very much appreciated.

I can understand the move to technology for route finding, and I often use online maps, satalite views and google streetview when researching a walk, but when out on a walk, nothing gives me the feel for a place like a good map can. Perhaps I'm showing my age? Also, just because a walk is planned, it doesn't mean that it is followed. Some of my more interesting walks have been when I've improvised while walking!

Ian
February 24th, 2021  
Oh I love a good map. You have so many! Your collection makes for a great interesting shot, fav.
February 25th, 2021  
@pattyblue

Thank you Pat. Some of the Yorkshire ones are used a lot, a lot of the others are from the different places our daughters have lived. In each new place they have lived I have bought the appropriate maps and helped them discover the area.

Ian
February 25th, 2021  
Yay! maps open up adventures, Looking forward to your trips as I visit your beautiful countryside through your lens
February 25th, 2021  
@ninaganci

Thank you Nina. I have a list of places to visit once restrictions are lifted. I'm glad you are enjoying the tour!

Ian
March 2nd, 2021  
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