# Canada: Delayed by customs and backpacking into base camp in the cold and dark, singing to keep the bears away….. then waking up next morning to clear skies, breathtaking views, and great photography!
# California: Misunderstanding the meaning of “clothing optional” at a northern CA hot spring….. and I don’t really have a redeeming half to that story!
Some of my recent trips had unexpected starts, but getting away (or staying in SF) with good friends is always memorable and the best thing after the work week. Even that last situation might have been an unwelcome surprise at the time, but the mileage we got with the story afterwards was priceless!
My life in a nutshell:
First, a small Scottish farming town surrounded by strawberries and raspberries (my accent is half Scottish and half English). Sailing in the North Sea, hiking in the Highlands, hanging out with my gang, working in news delivery, pot washing, and industrial laundry. Moved to London, and then to the Norwegian fjords to work in oil and obsessively hike and bike paradise. Attack of conscience and idealism. Moved to Baltimore and to Amsterdam to abruptly change this life's direction.... and then here I am in San Francisco ..... hanging with my new gang, renaissance-man-in-training, adding to life's stories, exploring.....
You like indulging in new ideas or hobbies, and might want to dig in with me and share some together.
You work hard and relax creatively.
You enjoy deep, shallow, funny, and silly conversation, and consider yourself well informed.
You would like to go hiking/skiing/escape to the outdoors with me sometime.
You enjoy weekend getaways, and sometimes spur of the moment ones when we have no plans or other things fall through.
Spending an evening in, just cooking dinner together, and chatting sounds great to you.
You can put up with me sometimes being a step behind on American culture and idioms.
In a relationship, you want to just be yourself with your best friend.
Then we'll probably hit it off. If you agree, let me know, and lets chat!