Didn’t sleep well. Reading last night from Michael Smith’s book, Paddling the Tobeatic, I worked myself into a lather at his strong recommendation to allow eight days for the trip we plan to complete in four and a half. I awoke repeatedly to the lashing rain on my bedroom windows, the trees over the house shaking in the first light. It’s been raining for a week. It’s cold.
An inspiring portrait of nature, from a West Coast forest dweller.
Nathan Thompson encounters a couple of weird coincidences while exploring the wild places.
Bolivia is about to pass the world’s first laws granting all Mother Nature equal rights with human beings. According to The Guardian, “The Law of Mother Earth, now agreed by politicians and grassroots social groups, redefines the country’s rich mineral deposits as “blessings” and is expected to lead to radical new conservation and social measures to reduce pollution and control industry”.
We like to think our planet is stable, but as the recent earthquakes and tsunamis remind us, we are fragile beings on an unpredictable planet.
Who’s afraid of the wind? This force of nature can come with a gentle, nurturing caress or a vengeance that shakes human souls to the core. It carries an indomitable power over the earth that has controlled the way we live since the first spark of life on the planet.