Like you, I am European and I live in the UK. By accident of birth and shifting borders, I carry a German passport. I reflect on history, the bad bits (lots of human suffering at […]
We are waking up to a beautiful morning, 25 knots of wind, a following sea and just an hour of foul tide before approaching Pentland Firth. Perfect timing by an excellent captain and crew! Pelican […]
Emerging from a good night’s sleep to a peaceful, sunny morning in the Narrows of Raasay fills me with joy and gratitude.
Exactly four months of lockdown in the UK and with restrictions easing more and more, many of us are ready to venture out and take off. I take this as an occasion to suspend my […]
Dartmoor at its best: bright sunshine, clear light of that special quality, a gentle warm wind… Perfect for a good hike with a friend!
The sea! Whether we swim, paddle, snorkel, sail, dive… we’re only scratching the surface of the biggest ecosystem on the planet. And yet – it adds so much to our lives! I wouldn’t want to […]
St John’s Wort is said, in traditional medicine, to have properties that relieve anxiety and depression. Perhaps seeing it grow in a richly diverse wild flower meadow may also help to lift the spirit. It […]
A calm sunny summer morning and the rocky shores of Cornwall invite exploration by paddle board. Deep in the coves and cliffs I move among millions of tiny whitebait and small mackerels hunting them. Crystal […]
There is nothing (within reach) quite like a good walk along the Cornish coast to lift my spirit and refresh my mind. The expanseive blue up to and beyond the horizon, white horses on overfalls […]
My first morning paddle in two weeks is a real treat. Starting in mist, slowly the warmth of the sun is revealing more of the river. A wonderful, tanquil start to my day.