Resting up

It was always going to be a big project, but my book Wilder Wales has been a bit of a marathon effort. The proposal went to Graffeg in March 2012 and  two-and-a-half years later the cover has finally been signed off ready for a publishing date next spring. Visiting the best wildlife-watching locations at a rate of one a month over a whole year was obviously going to be a challenge but it didn’t take long for us to realise that giving ourselves a second year to be on the safe side made more sense. Talking about your ‘journey’ is a weary cliche these days, but this was quite a journey is every sense and working with the ultra-talented photographer Drew Buckley has been a joy; his input has added real weight to the project. Nice now to be able to take a rest, but I can’t wait to see the book in print.