It’s a New year. Whilst I’m not necessarily wanting to wash away any of my befores, a freshly cleansed path wouldn’t go amiss.. And my desire for this now, is possibly stronger than ever. Or so it feels. I guess it always will whilst in the midst of attempting a great escape. I took this … More New Lungs
It was so dark and still. 7.20am, before the winter’s dawn had actually surfaced itself. Not even a call from the birds, only sleeping geese scattered down the way. There was a branch across my usual entry point, left there from the storm two weeks ago. It’s been that long. I felt like I had let it down.. the … More Before the winters dawn
People regularly question my sanity, tell me I’m mad. And if I’m honest, I do find myself wondering whether in actual fact, they’re correct. Yesterday I had my first swim in Semerwater, in possibly the most extreme conditions I’ve swum in. There was the mountain swim, 2000m up in The Dolomites, but this felt.. deeper. It got me deeper. I felt closer. It was following the most wonderful … More My still point.