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Reasons To Return

Reasons To Return

‘The land is always there… it is you who has to return.’ – Munia Khan.  I ran into a woman from the Netherlands whilst crossing the Dursey Strait on a cable car to go and walk around Dursey Island. It was one of those chance encounters where we didn’t catch each others names or plan to meet again later, but we walked together for much of the way and chatted aimiably about many things. The weather was pretty bad. Dense…

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Reflections on 2016

Reflections on 2016

‘The only time you should ever look back is to see how far you’ve come.’ – Ian Knabel. On a personal level, 2016 has been a good year. Not as great as 2015 – you’ll remember that in Reflections on 2015, I boldly made the claim that 2015 was the best year I’d had yet, and 2016 didn’t top it, but it wasn’t bad. On a personal level. On a global level… My, what a year! We had Brexit, we had…

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Sunsets and Their Stories

Sunsets and Their Stories

‘The sky broke like an egg into full sunset and the water caught fire.’ – Pamela Hansford Johnson. Being a night owl rather than a someone who particularly enjoys the morning, I’m far more likely to see a sunset than a sunrise. I’ve been pretty lucky to have seen some amazing sunsets throughout my years, both when travelling and at home in Wales too. It’s been in the back of my mind for some time now to collate some of the more memorable sunsets…

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