“Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell.” I especially thought about the words of Edward Abbey
as we where hiking on Hadrian’s Wall Path. It was such a beautiful day and the two bookfayries were so happy to fly next to each other, Siri in Scotland and Selma in England and a couple of minutes later, the other way around. 🙂 🙂
What a bliss to be able to travel, to go hiking in good health, to be in the middle of such a grand nature and fully enjoy the pleasure and adventure of living, loving and just being alive.
Klausbernd, Siri and Selma hiking on Hadrian’s Wall Path. Can you spot them? It’s difficult, I know. We put the blame on the wide angle. That’s why it looks likes they are years ahead of me. Carefree. Or is it my backpack? Honestly, if I had known how what a heavy load my new camera + 3 lenses + the old the camera + 2 lenses + tripod would add up to … 🙂
Siri, Selma and Klausbernd at Hadrian’s Wall admiring my good spirits and strong back and being ever so patient with me. And my backpack … I wonder how Stefano copes on an expedition with all his gear?
Tina Schell was struggling on the Chinese Wall, gosh she had 2 tripods and no sherpa either. Anyway, what a glorious sunshine today! 🙂
Now that’s better … With the help of Siri and Selma, who kindly interrupted their search for the Romans, 1600 years after they left this amazing site, I’m catching up. 🙂
Klausbernd and the Bookfayries at Sycamore Gap, also known as Robin Hood’s Tree. It was featured in the 1991 film version of Robin Hood, ‘Robin Hood Prince of Thieves’. Link to: youtube. And I’m getting closer all the time!
Siri and Selma playing with children on the remains of Castle Nick, near Steel Rigg:
Enough for now, back to more inspiring words from Eward Abbey:
“One final paragraph of advice: do not burn yourselves out. Be as I am – a reluctant enthusiast….a part-time crusader, a half-hearted fanatic.
“Save the other half of yourselves and your lives for pleasure and adventure. While you can. While it’s still here.
So get out there and hunt and fish and mess around with your friends, ramble out yonder and explore the forests,
climb the mountains,
bag the peaks, run the rivers, breathe deep of that yet sweet and lucid air,
sit quietly for a while and contemplate the precious stillness, the lovely, mysterious, and awesome space.
Enjoy yourselves, keep your brain in your head and your head firmly attached to the body, the body active and alive, and I promise you this much;
I promise you this one sweet victory over our enemies, over those desk-bound men and women with their hearts in a safe deposit box, and their eyes hypnotized by desk calculators.
I promise you this; You will outlive the bastards.” – Edward Abbey
All photos taken at : Unesco World Heritage Hadrian’s Wall, Northumberland National Park, Frontiers of the Roman Empire, England © Hanne Siebers, 2013