May
2018

Walking With The Beast

Where are you going?

sun coming down at Eastbourne

Nearly There?

 

I have been writing about Walks and things discovered along the way for some years now. It’s an infinite subject.

Are you Walking away from someone or something? Or towards an event; walking for charity? on a Demo, a stroll in the park, walking for health, walking with the Beast? I love my little 25-minute lunchtime walk, it can take the edge off as I leave my desk, log out of my computer and phone, I walk up Camberwell Grove to smell the roses!

Walking with The Beast can relate to that suffocating feeling like an Incubus nightmare when the depression smothers you and you can’t think straight anymore. Taking that long needed walk can release the beast in all it’s might throw it around a bit, wrestle with it and hopefully beat it.

Back in the eighties, I was in love with a band called The Gun Club and sadly the singer died prematurely of a stroke in his early 30’s. The song Walking With The Beast was one of theirs. I diverse somewhat but it pays good heed to accept life’s’ imperfections and striving too hard to be good can be equally as damaging. Walk a bit with the beast sometime and discover it’s nothing to be scared of.!

My planned walk from Seaford to Eastbourne

The previous day it had rained all day, and I had been thinking about joining up with Unite they were holding a demonstration in Central London. I decided to give it a miss on this occasion. Have a bit of a wind down from work and prepare for my big walk.

 

Blue Skies Open Heath, wild flowers

Blue skies open space

Fortunately, the sun came out in the afternoon which made for a very pleasant day walking. We covered the actual Seven Sisters in an hour and got to Eastbourne for 5 pm. We had walked 15 miles by the end of the day.

picture of walkers at Beachy Head

walking from Seaford to Eastbourne

Somewhere Inbetween!

 It is always a pleasure to find things off the cuff. I had attended The Hub weekly Meet up for bloggers in Euston & afterwards, took a short walk to The Wellcome Institution. 

I have been popping in there for some years now. You never know what you will find. I rarely plan a visit there.

Sire  

Strange picture of Bull with sperm straws on his back!

Strange Beast indeed!

 

A series of large photographic portraits of bulls taken at an Irish stud farm Dovea Genetics.  The sculptures represent different characteristics that are being bred into cattle such as being hornless, being able to withstand changes in climate. The colourful straws are semen straws! Somewhat complex content. See Link Below for full details.

https://wellcomecollection.org/installations/WryoVx8AAAjk9Xg

 If that wasn’t strange enough I then walked into a room following my ears/

Under -A Video Installation

There were 2 video projections named Under exploring the 3 elements which measure free diving:  time, distance and depth. Each of the Under films was entirely shot and performed on a single breath of air in the Red Sea.

Coming Up

Tomorrow I lead the walk Hastings to Rye see my Up & Coming walk page for further details.