It was easy to see why the culture adored the Ganges River, its meandering presence weaved through the mountains cold and energising, full of spirit and ancient wisdom. It is said one dip in the river can clean you of all worldly sin. However, we only managed a foot or two – It was pretty cold!
Our friend Keri has a great affinity with animals, she cares about them deeply. One Summer she developed a friendship with a Vixen Fox who was living at Steephill Cove. She called her Roca and invited me along to see the two of them together. It was a great privilege to see them play and relax in each others company. An understanding can pass between animals and humans who care enough to try and that is a beautiful thing to witness.
One of the most enduring memories of that night was being driven back to Niton. As dusk fell, the sky was deep, red and orange with flames and smoke. It was the most surreal and heartbreaking of experiences. My heart was in my mouth – it was really difficult to get a grip on what was happening.