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Take your own Path not what Instagram tells you to do I blame Trail. Or perhaps I blame Instagram. More and more people have more and more appetite for the outdoors. That is fabulous, of course. My social media feeds offer up ever more photographs of beautiful landscapes. But I have […] Read »
March Tree Climb It is my third visit of the year to this fine old oak tree; a nice habit beginning to build. We are 65 days into 2019 already, and there’s still no sign of change here in the wood. I’m still […] Read »
Shouting from my Shed 26 OK, Al, Repeat after me… “Keep this newsletter short. Don’t go off on a ramble. Keep this newsletter short. Don’t go off on a ramble. Keep this newsletter short. Don’t go off on a ramble….” Right, I’mm ready! (Much readier, in fact, […] Read »
A Moon Walk What I’m mostly looking for these days are clues. Clues and cues, reminders that out there — out beyond the double glazing and the smartphone notifications — is the clockwork majesty of the universe. This helps to recalibrate me after […] Read »
Rowing the Atlantic Ocean: 7 Years On A place’s mystery deepens when you arrive after dark, guided through the silhouettes of trees and rocks by only a narrow dart of torchlight and a grid reference. Friday night boy-racers revelled and revved their mopeds in the town below […] Read »
My February Tree Climb February is a tricky month for tree climbers. The cold, driech, drabness of the weather makes heading out to the woods a little bit more of a duty than a delight. The climb is harder than it was in January (although […] Read »

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