Photo diary: Spring awakening

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Every day is different here on the Rhu, but common threads running through it all are that I spend the vast majority of my time outdoors, with dirty hands, wet feet, or both. There’s plenty of hard work to do right here on site – running a campsite, learning and tending a wild garden, but also time to squeeze in trips out and little romantic adventures.

Here’s another photo diary with some highlights of the past two weeks…

We camped out a couple of nights, right on the headland, in Pam’s bell tent. Talking out feelings beside a fire, then sleeping under canvas and waking to a sea-view dawn was just magical.

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With the gang, having our first proper Monday Morning Meeting…

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Em and I took a trip over the sea to Knoydart, where we got naked and looked back across the Sound of Sleat to the Rhu, a tiny dot.

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I’ve been loving the Woodland Walk, new secret treasures reveal themselves each time I wander those winding paths, and the honeysuckle that covers everything is beginning to leaf.

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In the garden and on the rocks, everything is coming to life – comfrey flowering, and thrift, among many other things..

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Time to plant seeds…

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We had our first visitors! Em’s mum and her partner made the long journey and were rewarded with a freezing paddle.

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Gathering nettles for soup, tea and cordial…

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Squeezing in a little of that pesky life-admin…

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But mostly, just out in the garden.

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And every day, we walk from the Meadow, around the rocky shore of the whole peninsula, marvelling at the ever-changing colours of the sea.

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(And if you missed it, here’s the first photo-diary, shortly after we arrived.)

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10 comments

  1. Diane Norris says:

    Congrats on taking a big risk, you’re doing something that I always wanted to do but never got around to doing. Needless to say I’m suffering a bit of envy. Have a wonderfull time and live and learn lots. Oh and keep flashing the flesh, it’s bound to be good for you.

    • Beth
      Beth says:

      Hehe, I will every chance I get. Thanks Diane ;) Re the ‘risk’ thing…for me, I think staying where I was before was a bigger risk than changing everything, even though the latter feels like a much bigger deal.

    • Beth
      Beth says:

      Hehe, it was. Emma is so hardcore she can just go paddling out in it, I last about 20 second max before the pain has me scurrying to shore…

  2. Dana Marie says:

    I get so excited every time I see there’s a new post from you – they’re always so lovely :) Your recent adventures have inspired me to start volunteering at a local forest preserve! I didn’t even realize how much I needed more nature in my life until I saw you making the most of it, so thank you for sharing your story <3

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