“Natural navigation is the rare art of finding your way using nature”

Tristan Gooley | Author of “The Walker's Guide to Outdoor Clues & Signs”

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Using Lichens to Navigate

This is a photo of the top of a historical stone post, known as a 'staddle stone'. Staddle stones were used to build barns off the ground, in order to protect them from rodents and water. In this picture there is a beautiful example of…

The Gegenschein

Whenever light hits particles, either in our atmosphere or in space, some of that light is scattered and some of it gets reflected back relatively strongly in the direction it came from. Think of shining a torch in a dusty room. Those either side of…

Far From the Madding Crowd

My thanks to Elwyn Waugh for drawing my attention to this lovely passage in Thomas Hardy's, 'Far from the Madding Crowd': The lamb, revived by the warmth began to bleat, and the sound entered Gabriel's ears and brain with an instant meaning, as expected sounds…