Tag Archives: Journey


A long drive down through the mountains today: almost three hundred miles, through the passes, across the plains, down towards Denver. In modern cars, you’re insulated: isolated. Detached. But still some sense of the pioneers. Cruise control engaged, all i … Continue reading

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My story runs through this place

Mine are the only footprints on this beach: stretching in front of me as i trace my return journey. I am toe to toe with myself as i wander back along the shoreline, the sun setting ruby red into the … Continue reading

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Achievement, reward and shared success in learning.

In a follow up to yesterday’s post, i can report that we were successful in our adventure. The rewards for success? To sit in the sun with a cider and share stories from the trip. No certificate, no qualification, no … Continue reading

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Heading North: The end of the Journey.

All things come to pass. All journeys have a start and and end, and my journey ends tomorrow. Or at least, the physical act of travelling ends tomorrow. Maybe there is more to exploring and travelling than simply getting from … Continue reading

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Heading North: Charts and maps and seeing how far you’ve come.

When you’re travelling, sooner or later you realise that you’ve gone a long way. With a sea voyage, you don’t go a long way fast, but rather by just chugging on, day and night, eating away at the miles. Suddenly, … Continue reading

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Learning to start new things. How map reading and good boots are essential for the journey.

The new year means a new start, both to the calendar, which slips back to January, and to our aspirations and hopes, which are buoyed by festive memories and optimistic resolutions. We tend to start the year intending to be … Continue reading

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