Pennine Way

THIS WAY

“One day Alice came to a fork in the road and saw a Cheshire cat in a tree. “Which road do I take?” she asked. “Where do you want to go?” was his response. “I don’t know,” Alice answered. “Then,” said the cat, “it doesn’t matter.” Lewis Carroll The embracing stillness felt on a lonely moor … Continue reading THIS WAY

Sunrise from Grindslow Knoll

WALKING THE PENNINE WAY: INTRO/ LESSONS IN SELF TRUST

"A transformation is wondrously wrought within you. Your thoughts are simple, in tune with your surroundings; the complicated problems you brought with you... are smoothed away...you are conscious of the infinite; you gain new perspectives... Something happens to you in the silent places... and it is a good thing to sit awhile in a quiet … Continue reading WALKING THE PENNINE WAY: INTRO/ LESSONS IN SELF TRUST

Himalayas

INDIA, FIRST STEPS

1st Step: Arrive The Himalayas.  Most people associate India with a senses-overload of colour, aroma, people and festivity; undeniably that association is widely and wonderfully accurate, as I later discover. However landing at Kangra Airport, Dharamshala, in the second most northerly state, in our little 2x2 propeller plane, and being greeted with the high, bright, … Continue reading INDIA, FIRST STEPS

Sunrise Hiking Volcano Guatemala

RESTART

Change happens at 27, and I think it is because you finally truly realise (if you haven't already) that you are your own person, and you do not actually need to conform to society or live up to someone else's expectations.