My daughter Ella and I are off walk the first leg (211Km) of The Bibbulmun Track in Western Australia for 12 days.
It is Ella’s initiation walk. We will walk. Talk. Eat. Sleep. Draw. Explore.
So, before we lift our backpacks onto our backs I wanted to leave you with these words:
“It had nothing to do with gear or footwear or the backpacking fads or philosophies of any particular era or even with getting from point A to point B. It had to do with how it felt to be in the wild. With what it was like to walk for miles with no reason other than to witness the accumulation of trees and meadows, mountains and deserts, streams and rocks, rivers and grasses, sunrises and sunsets. The experience was powerful and fundamental. It seemed to me that it had always felt like this to be a human in the wild, and as long as the wild existed it would always feel this way.” - Cheryl Strayed – Wild
If you are also going into the school holidays I wish you a nourishing adventure, whatever that looks like for you and yours.
And if your holidays are a little while away, I hope you can embrace adventure, even in the little ways.
I will be completely offline and back with your weekly words on Oct 19, at my desk from the 9 October.
Wishing you all the beautiful things. xxx