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.
The expansive views of Dartmoor at the headwaters of the Tavy. Beautiful at the largest scale. And intriguing at the smallest scale: What is he doing in there?* *lyrics of a song by Tom Waits
It’s Father’s Day in the UK. One thing I really don’t miss during lockdown is shopping and, by extension, the madness of consumerism on days, such as this. Christmas, Valentine’s, Easter, Mothering Sunday, Halloween, Guy […]
Sadly, i can’t bring to you the heady scent of the hedgerows on a sunny afternoon after a summer rain and the rumble of thunder. Rambling roses, honeysuckle, bramble and a myriad of other wild […]