Tag Archives: Nature-conscious

The log cabin

After that first stay, I visited The Long Cottage regularly. In fact, I was there so regularly that at some point Simon asked me if I wanted to leave there my surf boards – an offer too kind to refuse. … Continue reading

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The Long Cottage: a unique place in North Devon

I went to North Devon for the first time in the summer of 2007. Although surfing was the main reason for my trip, waves were not all I was looking for. I needed healing landscapes, fresh air, solitude, and I … Continue reading

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Chamonix, Vallée Blanche

Chamonix is the birthplace of alpinism and big mountain skiing. Europe’s highest peak, Mont Blanc (4,810 m), majestically reigns over the Chamonix valley. It has inspired poets such as Shelley and Byron, and generations of mountain lovers. Today Chamonix is … Continue reading

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WWF’s Earth Hour – Saturday, 31 March 2012

Would you like to be part of something special this Saturday, 31st of March, at 8.30pm? It’s irrelevant what part of the world you live in, as long as you switch off your lights and light up your candles. It … Continue reading

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Protect the places you love

I recently read something really random in a magazine. A group of psychologists working at the Duke University in North Carolina have come up with a rather intriguing theory – people who take short breaks have more happy memories of … Continue reading

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Stepping into liquid with Glass Tiger Surfboards

Since I started to understand a bit more about myself, about the people and the different environments around me, I developed some new skills and worked on some old ones in order to try and embrace even more the impermanence … Continue reading

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WWF Blue Mile

I recently took part in the Blue mile, an event organized by the WWF to increase the awareness of the importance to protect rivers and seas. Although I am sure we all know that without water we could not live, … Continue reading

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The less people the more freedom – free the mountains

This has been the driest winter these beautiful mountains and the valley du Giffre have seen in over 15, probably even 20 years. Following a couple of really heavy snowfalls in December last year, almost 7 weeks of high pressure, … Continue reading

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Patagonia – the best clothing company on the planet

                  I know what you are thinking. What does this book have to do with my mountain experience? Well, if the author wasn’t Yvon Chouinard, the owner and founder of Patagonia – I … Continue reading

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