Tag Archives: Adventure

Morocco Diary: Reflections

You can leave the Sahara but, it appears, it never leaves you. I spent an hour yesterday scouring the seams and pockets of my waxed canvas bag, trying to dislodge the fine grained sand, seemingly stuck by glue to every … Continue reading

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Iceland: Abandoned

I made the trek out to the plane wreck to take the iconic photos: aluminium undimmed by age, bright against the black ash, silhouetted by the distant mountains, decaying under a clear blue sky. There were no casualties when the … Continue reading

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Iceland: The Battle Of Fire And Ice

Systems seek stability, a levelling of energy, an erosive calm. Heat sinks towards the temperate, erosion claims the highest peak. The fire and fury of the eruption is ultimately frozen as ragged rubble, fractured and tumbled, lying calmly in the … Continue reading

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Iceland: Endlessly Flowing Through Forms

The sunset casts a brilliant, low, light across the landscape, smearing silent shadows from my boots across the beach. In my hand, a hundred years, a thousand years, a hundred decades of precipitation, frozen in the form of a diamond, … Continue reading

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Skiing: Learning Into Action

I clearly remember when i first skied: i looked down what can only have been the most gentle of slopes, carefully thought through my training, and launched myself off, determined to snowplough with great grace in sweeping aaaaarrrrrrgggghhhh… So my … Continue reading

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States of Jersey: remnants of rust and relevance

I remember in an early episode of Band of Brothers, we see one of the young American soldiers taking a gun emplacement as they role into France: once the trench is secured, he drops a bag of dynamite down the … Continue reading

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To Quest

Tomorrow i fly: Amsterdam, London, Denver, then onwards, into the mountains. New views, new people, new spaces to think. Space to explore. Space to learn. The journey is the quest: adventure, companionship, solitude, occasional unexpected turns. It’s about curiosity, about … Continue reading

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