About Me

Hi, I’m Tina and my current favourite outdoor pursuit is wild swimming, having said that I’m a relative newbie only starting in August of 2021.

My love affair with the outdoors started in 2016, first I started walking, lots, graduating to hiking mountains, something I never thought I would do, then camping, yoga, wild swimming, all of which make me so happy.

I will be sharing all of this and our outdoor adventures with my hubby Alan and our thirteen year old Spaniel Missy right here.

We are always looking for new places to visit, currently in Ireland and would love to hear from you.


Tina swimming at Gurteen Bay Co Galway

“Travel isn’t always pretty. It isn’t always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart. But that’s okay. The journey changes you; it should change you. It leaves marks on your memory, on your consciousness, on your heart, and on your body. You take something with you. Hopefully, you leave something good behind.” – Anthony Bourdain

Alan, Missy & Tina

About this blog…

As my outdoor diary, of sorts, this blog has had various different incarnations and combinations. It initially started as a small part of my fiction writing website over at https://tinaorourke.com. Eventually growing and moving to its own platform, before I stalled and stopped writing completely in 2018. The version I’ve renamed A Wandering Hippy is greatly edited down and all ready for me to start again, a prospect I am very excited about.

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