I love getting out there!
I loved it as 6 year old when my dad encouraged me up a misty hill in North Wales with snacks and the idea that we had been chosen for a special reconnaissance mission to check out the way ahead.
I loved it all throughout my childhood summer holidays on the Isle of Anglesea, without worry exploring the rocks, coves and headland of that coastline.
I loved it in my mid twenties when hiking over the Grampian mountains of Scotland, in sun, wind, rain, snow, prooving myself with whatever it had to offer.
And today, getting to know intimately the landscape of South Australia’s Fleurieu Penninsula, it’s inland ranges, hilly coastline, deserted beaches, woods and forests, creeks and tucked away places.
Sometimes I walk alone but mostly it’s with our group of walkers, The Wollemis. We share a love for walking, talking, connecting and discovering the country where we live. We walk, kayak and/or camp in our wider area but have ventured into the Flinders Ranges, and the South West corner of Victoria and we’d love to go further afield.
I love getting out there for the beauty of the natural environment, for the fresh air, for the exposure to elements but most of all I love it because when I’m open to it I find that nature has got something to show me about who I am, about the interior me. I’ve come to love that too.
So that’s what this blog is. It’s about the landscapes I encounter, and about the me I find when I’m there.