Monthly Archives: November 2010

Change is the Heart of Nature

Nature is never still. When a storm sends trees crashing to the forest floor, it creates gaps where seedlings establish, and begin the long race to the canopy above. When a river eats away the woodland from one bank, it … Continue reading

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Oh where tell me where…

Yesterday I was in Edinburgh and decided on impulse to check the big Waterstones near the west end of Princes Street. So I went to the 2nd floor travel writing section and, damn it, no copies of The Storm Leopard. … Continue reading

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Future of the wild

On reading The Storm Leopard, a friend asked me: “So what do you think about the old timer’s prediction and do you think that you can make a more optimistic prediction for the next 30 years?” After thinking about this … Continue reading

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Boats and winter preparation

Molio is now under winter wraps. I lay the boom and a running pole above the deck on trestles, then cover the boat in an old-fashioned green canvas tarpaulin. It makes a tent over the deck. The cover weighs a … Continue reading

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