January is always an exciting time with all those long weeks and months of the year ahead stretching away over the horizon and a chance of a fresh start to go about one's bagging business. With the complete(?) set of stations being uploaded last summer, and new and varied ways of organising the information on the website, a top class T:UK experience is guaranteed for all in 2015 I'm sure. I like to have some sort of a year end target to work towards to help keep me motivated through all the seasons. At present I feel the need to get back to basics and concentrate my efforts as much as I can once again on pillars. The newly created 'Restrict searches to: Pillars' preference now lets me list every pillar in ascending distance from home and so I'm enthusing over all the remaining ones in a 100km radius (current nearest unbagged is Glan-Hafon 10335 at 59.0km.) That's not to say I won't keep my eye out for a few other little bits and pieces along the way though of course.
Another thing that really makes this pastime accessible to all who are interested in it is that whatever stage of your trigpointing career you are at there will always be something there for you to aim for. Whether, for instance, it may be collecting the flush bracket numbers of every extant pillar on a particular Landranger sheet, or visiting all the intersected stations visible from a prominent hilltop. Alternatively, doing all of one particular trigpoint type in a county, or, thinking bigger, in a whole country. I know that I would like to finish all the Welsh FBM's as soon as I can, which I am currently just past halfway through completing. Another long term goal is to get at least one log in each of the 72 listed counties, so I will hope to pick up a few new ones this spring down in the South West.
Enjoyable bagging to all. Wherever you may be, whatever you may be looking for, and whichever milestone you may be chasing.
Cheers, Alex C.