This may look like an ordinary field but for me, it was my first ever walk in a field in which I wasn’t remotely worried about being shot by an angry farmer for accidentally trespassing.
I regularly admire fields from train windows, my not driving and assuming they were too far away for me to cycle to meant I didn’t even think about it.
… Until a local friend posted a similar picture and I wondered if I might hitch a lift with her next time she walked in such a splendid location.
Turned out, they’re local enough to not drive to! I love cycling back and forth from work and town along the River Walk in Witham (the River Brain is really more of a stream or even creek but it’s a beautiful stretch through town).
I adore the sea and make as many trips to it as possible as it feels so nourishing to be near it (ideally IN it).
When I lived in north Wales, I couldn’t get over the mountains and the sea in one place. While I love the look of mountains and rolling hills, I’m perfectly content to admire them without wanting to actually climb them.
I miss the woods from a town I lived in before and regret that the hill up to them meant I didn’t allow myself to get lost in the woods as often as I’d have liked.
I also loved cityscapes and typically get lost in London at least once a week. Meetings in different parts of the place I was born and lived in for many years mean I’m constantly in different parts, sometimes piecing locations and feeling more triumphant that I ought considering I’ve been using A-Zs, asking for directions and now, magical electronic maps.
Writing this, I’m gutted that I lost all my photos from Kenya when my computer imploded in 2012. Some of those landscapes were beyond spectacular.
What landscapes help you exhale more deeply?
How might you make more time for yourself to explore and get lost?
Feel free to share your favourites (pics of them, too, if you want) below.
*it’s coming up to two weeks since I learned to use the map function on my phone