3rd to the 9th of November
I have just caught up with your journals... I don’t always catch them in Notes so these updates are perfect.
I imagine studying the stars in such an unpolluted part of the world to be something akin to celestial, not only that the stars are that but that which you felt also. Here we have about as little light pollution as is possible in this part of France, helped immensely by recent attempts to save energy, the street light is now off from 10pm. But, like you in Scotland, the hill(s) block much of the sky. Still, it is something I can sit and gaze at for as long as my neck allows, out there in the silence must have been pure magic.
I was thinking about your deer video, perhaps, by this point in your adventure and I truly don’t mean this in any way to be derogatory, (I doubt I would strip down and wash every day in icy temps with limited hot water) I think you may have smelled like the forest. That is to say all trace of artificial had been eradicated by force of living as you were. Deer have scent receptors about 1000x more powerful than ours, your deer almost definitely caught your scent but was so unconcerned she didn’t bother her pretty head any more than she would have done had you been a rabbit. It must have been a truly remarkable experience!
I would certainly be interested in reading an expanded version of your experience. I've shared your Substack with a few people I think would like to read about your time out in the wild.
Absolutely yes (YES!!) to the book! (And thanks for also publishing the notes in these recaps - I've had to catch up and these make for a terrific "index" of what I've missed.)
What an incredible experience, thank you for sharing 🙏🏻
I will be sharing your Substack to my readers, as you kindly have mine. I tried to find a way to message you, to thank you, but ended up unsubscribing by accident 🤦🏼♀️