Tag Archives: vacation

A week of writing: Day 1 – reflection

I am sat in a small fishing loft, looking out over the harbour down at Fowey. Perhaps i should say ‘i am sat in what used to be a small fishing loft’, as now it’s a minimalist, wooden floored, white … 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: building community and infrastructure.

This is a long trip, nearly 5,000km. At the end, we will have travelled the full length of Norway and back again. It’s a mountainous and waterlogged country, where the infrastructure includes roads and trains, but also many bridges, tunnels … Continue reading

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Heading North: the joy of scrabble.

Scrabble is a strangely antisocial game. As the three of us sat playing, there was no conversation (except ‘is “jo” a word?), but rather intense concentration. Everyone focused on the board in the middle and their rack of tiles. Last … Continue reading

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Heading North: meeting King Neptune and learning about engagement in community.

At seven seventeen this morning i crossed into the Arctic Circle for the first time. In the time honoured tradition, King Neptune himself came on board to welcome us, give us safe passage, and for those of us making the … Continue reading

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Heading North: Folksongs and Fairy tales.

Travelling through the meandering channels between the Norwegian islands, i’m struck by the number of tiny fishing villages and remote towns. This really is a fractured landscape where travel has only recently been easy. Today, as a wealthy country, there … Continue reading

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