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  1. Flinn's Avatar
    Daddy! I'm glad to see you commenting my friend!

    Yes definitely the best part about wild camping is the intellectual challenge one has to face when organizing it, along of course with enjoying wilderness that is invaluable, if you like similar stuff.

    I'm personally not very fond of long walks, but I've some experience with that as well, especially when it comes to staying away form the main camp for some hours, I'll talk about that and other technicalities in the next chapters
  2. Flinn's Avatar
    hello mak, thanks for commenting

    yes I pretty much know of cases of people who wait for ages for the "loved" person, even in desperate cases.. I'm not sure I can call that love, I won't personally, at the best it's a never ending crush.. I don't doubt that the feelings that he has are of love, but what I actually meant with my blog is that he cannot possibly be in love with her if she does not reciprocate him, this because true love has to withstand many challenges that can only be faced once the sentiment is reciprocal (and hence lived and experienced).

    I feel for him though, and I really hope he could find his love anytime soon!
    Updated Yesterday at 09:57 AM by Flinn
  3. Finlander's Avatar
    Wild camping I also concur with the intellectual challenge of organizing the trip in advance. the preparation phase is particularly interesting if you are going to hike the nature path as well, in which case, you are not only choosing the items that you need but also what you are able to carry with you. It really makes you ponder the decisions and rethink twice the things you initially was going to take with you to the wild.
  4. makanyane's Avatar
    Interesting post, thanks, and I mostly agree with what you've said, but I think there is also such a thing as 'unrequited love'

    in other words I don't think one can actually fall in love with someone else if there's no reciprocation
    I'm disagreeing with that because of having seen one of our friends who is patently 'in love' with one of our other friends, despite no reciprocation at all, sadly for at least 20 years, possibly 30! (during that time she's being married to someone else, had two children, divorced and had other partners)

    That might be a very, very, long range crush... and if she did ever say 'yes' the whole thing might still fail, but I'm fairly sure he is 'in love' with her and 'loves' her
  5. Flinn's Avatar
    Lol Mhae, my brother, as I said to King Athelstan in a previous chapter, if you want to taste my wine, you ought to come to visit me.. that's the cons of producing bio wine, it's never good for being shipped around the world

    however, there would be much more to add about the technicalities of making wine, though I know they will result a boring argument to follow.. heck making wine is about smells, tastes and feelings, but unfortunately this is something I cannot show you well in a blog
  6. Mhaedros's Avatar
    This series is inspiring and fascinating, thanks for the glimpses into winemaking, even if I would prefer a taste rather than a glimpse!
  7. Flinn's Avatar
    Actually, this has been pending as a draft for quite a while.. I've been busy with posting about wine making and such, but it's now time to introduce you to my second hobby, wild camping

    There's quite a lot I can tell and teach about wild camping (and camping in general), and I'll do that in the next chapters, but if you have any question, feel free to ask it anytime!
    Updated November 07, 2019 at 09:06 AM by Flinn
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    @ mak, I see, I was asking because maybe they could have been graves, I mean the huts, but once again I'm not really the right person to answer you I had a check online and I gathered that the tradition of building stone huts is very old, and that possibly they were used for various different purposes, so I really don't have a better clue

    @ KA, thanks bro, indeed it's an important part of my life, soon I'll post a new blog about the actual process of wine making.
    And I'm afraid that shipping a bottle to anywhere isn't an option, it being a biological wine with no sulfites means that moving it around "too far" will certainly ruin the taste and the quality of the wine... you have to come to visit me mate, I'm waiting for you in my barbecue area, just inside my vineyard
  10. King Athelstan's Avatar
    I'm super happy to see all the progress! I remember you talking about doing this years ago, and now it's coming to fru(u)ition!

    How much would it be for a bottle or two shipped to Norway when the time comes?
  11. makanyane's Avatar
    Thanks anyway.

    Is that a monumental graveyard on the background?
    Yup, that one example of the hut was in a public park with a graveyard behind, the ones we saw in fields were when we were passing on the train or bus and we didn't get photos.

    The monumental graveyards were very impressive, we saw a few that looked like small towns from a distance!
  12. Flinn's Avatar
    Hello mak, I'm sorry but I'm not really a historian

    If I am to guess I can assume that they could have been storage huts, especially for olives (which need to "rest" for few days before being squeezed into oil), but it's wild guessing on my side. Is that a monumental graveyard on the background?
  13. makanyane's Avatar
    This isn't 100% winemaking related but wondered if you knew the use and history of these;

    We've just been to Puglia region, and these dry stone huts seem to be everywhere in amongst vines and olive groves. Search online shows that they are a traditional thing for the area, but not what exactly they're used for, I assume they must still be used otherwise people would have reclaimed the stone? Specifically we were curious why the formation of that large flat step around the base...
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    Just to mention, this is grapes' harvest period, next blog I'll probably post some (or many, depending on the mood) pictures of this year's harvest and first days of works in the cellar
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    Do you think you could find somewhere better to be? Somewhere where you could do more good or do something that matters?
    is this rhetoric?

    Suki, you are most probably living in an Anglo-Saxon country.. imagine what nightmare could be in Italy
  18. Love Mountain's Avatar
    I really feel you on this Flinn, having worked and working in government myself. It can be slow, ponderous, and at times, just plain stupid. Having said that, I always enjoyed helping people and despite the, occasionally, meaningless nature of my work, I felt like what I did mattered. Sometimes that was for the worse, but a lot of the time, I felt I helped the world be just a tiny bit better. Do you think you could find somewhere better to be? Somewhere where you could do more good or do something that matters?
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    it's always a pain
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