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You have found your way to my blog, one way or another. In all honesty, it took me a few years of discussion with myself to start these posts. The struggle has always been that I want to spend as much of my life outdoors as is physically possible, and I knew that starting a blog meant sacrificing some of that time. But, the end of this prolonged and stupid debate with myself came recently, and I decided that it was time to join the community of people on the internet – to share my passion for Nature. It would be selfish to realise the value of Nature for myself, and never give anything back.

My name’s Joe, I’m 28 years old, and I grew up in a sprawling midlands town.

You’ll have to take my word for it when I tell you that every decision I have ever made since the age of 19 (when, after the usual period of years spent in a teenage swamp of alcohol and excess, I turned back to studying Nature – my passion as a kid) has been made with the single-minded quest to live a life in Nature’s company. I hope I can share some of the thoughts I’ve developed whilst meandering about the countryside with you.

In my opinion, the best thing about spending time outdoors is that it allows you to think freely. Nothing in the Natural world is there to influence your opinions, the way you perceive yourself, or to try and get you to buy anything. It just ‘is’, and in this modern world – where image has been made king, and reasonable thought is his servant – a little time away from it all is even more valuable then ever before.

Maybe that’s a dreamer’s over-optimistic hope, and the truth is I’m a crazy strange man who ambles about talking to birds, but the beauty of the blog is that I get to choose what stories I share…

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