My last post compared two approaches to protecting walkers from mountain weather. For those of us who indulge in this passion, it is an important topic. The old adage that there is no such thing as bad weather only bad equipment is good up to a point. I’ve been knocked off my feet by the wind and once […]
This is a two-part post. Today I want to establish the context by talking about comfort and related factors such as resilience in the context of walking in good and bad weather conditions. Tomorrow I will extend that learning into an update of how I see resilience from a sense-making perspective, pulling together material from […]
In yesterday’s post I illustrated the difference between a resilient and a robust system by contrasting a salt marsh with a sea wall. The Sea Wall is highly efficient, it creates a clear boundary but when it breaks the result is catastrophic. It can only survive as it is. I can add sluice gates that […]
The first time I went to Wellington I tagged on a visit to a speaking engagement in Brisbane around twenty odd years ago. I was still making my name then so I was on a two day trip in economy from the UK with one night in a hotel. I sort of knew about earthquakes […]
When we lived in St Albans, way back in the days before children, we occasionally made a winter day trip to the Essex Coast (pictured). The cost is flat as is the land and bleak. In winter that can be attractive and there are some good coast walks. A fair number of flight paths into […]
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