This Crimson Dwindling of the Year

New readers might not know that there’s a whole section of this blog written by my partner called ‘Letters From Sarah.’ Containing her reflections on life, nature and, here, the deep red horticulture of an autumn day in North Wales. * I spend a lot of time outside and a lot of time on the water on my […]

Sea Kayaking: Sarah Returns to The Western Isles

On Thursday evening just gone Sarah returned from what’s now become her annual pilgrimage to the outer edges of Scotland. “I am glad to be back home, knowing that the beaches and the strandline are there. For next time.” For now though, here’s her story of this time. Reflections on solitude, taking life slowly and […]

Sarah’s Odyssey: ‘It was a great day.’

Sarah Horton returns to the blog for the first time this year to continue her sea kayaking and meaning of life reflections. Most of what’s here being, in fact, her second weekend out on the waters of Wales this year. Yes, dear reader, she sea kayaks in January. Because she loves the doing of it so much. As you’ll […]

Life is short: Happy Birthday to me

My partner Sarah’s just had a birthday, one due to be spent doing something she loves, being out in her beloved sea kayak off the coast of Wales. Well as you’ll read, that didn’t happen. Instead she spent two happily quiet days walking on a beach, gardening and reflecting on life and death. ‘The fact that I work […]

Exploring the littoral since 1966

More of Sarah’s kayaking adventures, where she realises that her kayak is in fact a way for her to really explore her favourite bit of the world – the littoral.  * I’ve been looking forward to this weekend in July, it’s ‘Exploring Marine Diversity by kayak’ with Sea Kayaking Wales. Two days of, well, exploring marine diversity – the ecology […]

The Long Light & The Deep Quiet

A serious treat here for blog readers already following my partner Sarah’s sea kayaking adventures. Her story of three weeks in May and June, out in the Western Isles looking for what she found: ‘Here I have calm and deep peace. Time for me. Time to consider life. I have craved, needed, wanted this  – […]