Finally got to the end of the re-organisation of the database, I think. So I should be able to get some new stuff out next month, all being well.
In the meantime, I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas and let's hope the new year is a better one than the last two.
I decided that in order to support the changes I wanted to make to the location maps, I needed to perform some fairly radical surgery to the database; big mistake.
In doing so I managed to break a lot of stuff, and in the course of fixing things, broke a lot more.
I think everything is now back to working how it used to; now all I've got to do is remember what I was trying to achieve.
I've spent most of this month on improvements to the location maps and photo captions.
Better late than never. Just one new page this month; the last for now from Clwyd in Wales.
This covers three places in the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct & Canal World Heritage Site, the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, the Horseshoe Falls and Llangollen Wharf.
The spring-cleaning of my code is beginning to bear fruit, and smart-phone users in particular should notice some significant improvements.
As for the content, I'm getting a bit more up-to-date, 2018 to be precise, with a new page covering:
Some more 'new' material for this month; this time dating back to the year 2000 and a trip to Tobago in the Caribbean.
There are pages on:gazetteer section and a gallery of fauna and flora.
At long last some 'new' material. I say new, but I actually did this walk back in 2015. It's from Shalford to Artington in Surrey.
Also in Surrey but slightly more recent (2017) are some shots of Hindhead and the scar left by the old A3.
The Ordnance Survey in their wisdom have decided to make it very difficult and expensive for hobbyist webmasters to access and use the 1:50000 and 1:25000 mappings. I am therefore in the process of removing the OS maps from this site.
Where appropriate I'm replacing them with Google Maps or with ones based on the 1:250000 mapping (which is still publicly available). In what universe driving traffic to your larger and better funded competitor make sense, I'm not sure. Sometimes Government 'thinking' is difficult to decern.
Apologies for any inconvenience.
It's been a long time since the last update. I've been heavily involved in another project, and I'm afraid that Strolling Guides has had to take a back seat.
I've got a bit more time now, and hope to be able to post some stuff soon. However, first I've got to give the code a spring-clean and most of the changes will be under the hood at first.
That said, what with the COVID-19 lockdown restrictions and the fact that I'm not getting any younger, new content is only going to appear infrequently.
New for this month, the Llangollen Railway in Clwyd, North Wales.
Happy New Year again everyone! I'm back having spent most of last year scanning my old negatives and making them up into photobooks.
Happy New Year everyone! First up this year an article on the Bala Lake Railway (Rheilffordd Llyn Tegid) in Gwynedd, North Wales
Two new gazetteer articles this month, both on the Isle of Wight.
Merry Christmas everyone!