Walking into the Wilderness

“I had learnt the satisfaction which comes from hardship and the pleasure which derives from abstinence; the contentment of a full belly; the richness of meat; the taste of clean water; the ecstasy of surrender when the craving of sleep becomes a torment; the warmth of a fire in the chill of dawn.”  -Wilfred Thesiger, Arabian Sands, 1959.

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The beginning of a solo 4 day walk through the skeleton coast.

I carried 12lt of water to replace what was lost to the heat of the day, a down bag to keep out the bitter cold of  night and two guinea-fowl which I had the unexpected good fortune to cross paths with on the trail in.   I collected as much firewood as I could carry whenever I found it, it was a rare and valuable commodity.

Location: The Skeleton coast

One Comment on “Walking into the Wilderness

  1. Not sure the guinea fowl thought it was good fortune 😋, but sounds like an interesting exercise in appreciation of life x


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