A few more months pass and life goes on. England have just beaten Senegal, Japan are taking the tournament by storm to the surprise of many, (but have just been knocked out by Croatia a few hours before I sent this) and the temperature has finally dropped so it’s cold outside. Cold while watching the World Cup? Who’d have thought…
Local wildlife has been a subject of curiosity recently for the simple pleasure of going out looking for animals. If you look closely, even in the city, they are everywhere. Highly recommended. I’ve been taking my daughter along but whenever I ask her to be quiet she uses it as a signal to scream at the top of her voice and scare away anything within a 10-kilometres radius. Goodbye woodpeckers, goodbye warbles… goodbye…well everything.
I also took a solo jaunt into Nagoya on almost the first train of the morning last Saturday with the sole intention of getting off at a random stop (it was Higashi Betsuin) and walking home with my camera in hand following the morning light. It was the first time in years that I’ve done this and it felt good. Making weekly photo walks part of my plans should be a top priority. Along with the wildlife photography (I enjoy the process far more than the results) and city walking I think I’ve found a good balance between creativity and exercise.
It’s possible to combine everything with walking; exercise (rucking), creativity (photography), and being in the moment (exercise + creativity) and it helps fill that void I have been talking about in past newsletters.
Walking lives up to the hype.
Have a great Christmas and New Year. See you in 2023.
A Walk in Japan - The 1910 Travelogue of Bernhard Kellermann
A Walk in the Woods - Bill Bryson
Conscious: A Brief Guide to the Fundamental Mystery of the Mind - Annaka Harris
Maureen Fry and the Angel of the North - Rachel Joyce
A Death in the Family - Karl Ove Knausgaard