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When you choose a path to walk you cannot know exactly where it will lead you. At best we can only see part-way to where the journey will take us and the obstacles we will encounter. Adjust to the path as you find it and let it lead you where you need to go. Let the journey become part of you.

Head north out of Lima to the town of Huaral, in the valley of the river Chancay. Turn east and follow the river valley through the desert plains and into the foothills of the mighty Andes, passing the irrigated fields and orchards that help to feed the mega-city. Drive by ancient mud-brick temples crumbling back into dust, by rural villages nestled into bends in the river…

I shouldn’t speak so harshly of the Peruvian coastal desert. Although I’m a creature of green, hilly places, deserts can be spectacularly beautiful places to visit that have a marvellous effect of putting things into perspective and making day-to-day worries seem very small indeed. The Peruvian coastal desert is arguably part of the mighty Atacama, which stretches 1 000 km from northern Chile and eastern Bolivia all the way along the Peruvian… Read More

This planet, this remarkable pale blue dot, is our one and only home. There is no nobler cause than to take care of it, to work towards a greener, fairer, cleaner future. Let’s create the kind of world we want to live in: every day, every choice counts. This is our home and we all can shape it.  

Long ago, almost lost to the mists of memory, I went on magical journey to a far away land… Ok, so it was only in December, but it feels like it was eons ago, and it really was pretty magical. I climbed onto a bus one night in Lima and found myself the next morning in another world. One where it was raining; and cold. As I stepped sleepily off the bus and… Read More

Happy New Year, my lovely readers. I’m sorry it’s been so quiet around here, but living and working in another country, culture and language is pretty tiring stuff. Once again the half-written posts are piling up as I run out of steam to finish them off and post them up. 2014 is shaping up to be an exceedingly busy year between my project here in Peru and the adventures I have planned…. Read More

I’m a long way from home these days, but I carry this amazing place with me, wherever I go.

North-western Tasmania, Tarkine region Make yourself time to be wild and free.

Somewhere on the Tasmanian east coast Don’t just dream it, do it. Take that first step today and keep on the journey. Create your own footprints.

Laguna Cejar, Salar de Atacama, Chile Reflect a while on who you are versus who you want to become, then find the path you must travel. Acknowledging your faults will help you to master them. *** I will be at the Hobart Sustainable Living Festival this weekend. If you spot me, come and say hi!