i’m having a real craving for mountain-walking at the moment and for the first time in many years actually feel quite a lot of fernweh* for the Alps that i used to live near to some years ago. i blame it partly on recently seeing the beautiful film ‘the way‘ about the ancient pilgrimage route ‘Camino de Santiago de Compostella’ which stretches across several European countries. very curiously i was introduced to Heather today in a business context and discovered that she’s currently walking the ‘Camino’ in stages; she’s blogging about it here. while i cannot go as far as the Alps at the moment i’ve at least made it to a refreshing walk in the Brecon Beacons last weekend and happened on this work-of-art cairn.
*a german word that describes the opposite of ‘homesickness’ i.e. ‘being-away-sickness’