Gundmi: Of paddy fields and barefoot simplicity

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My right leg was starting to hurt as I balanced all my weight on it, trying to not make a sound. We were standing on the bund of a paddy field, watching a kingfisher enjoy the afternoon sun. It bobbed up and down, as the branch it sat on swayed gently in the breeze. Below it, an emerald pool glistened, … Read More

An Illustrated Walk, Lake District

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The woods were unexpectedly silent and I was relieved to see only one other car parked at the foot of the hill, looking quite out of place in its shiny blue. Considering that it was a dedicated National Trust car park, I had dreaded running into scores of other hikers who might have decided to set out on the Great … Read More