Sunday : snorkeling, then scrambling, and then kayaking around lundy's coastline. every paddle s****e pulling at the depths of my soul, stirring up dappled wonder and happiness, beautiful glimpses of vulnerability, squalls of adventure, a surprising and humble satisfaction in my work, and one eye on that ever circling fin of anxiety. reciting dreams and fears to the sea, watching them ripple out, imagining them washing up on some exotic shore like secret messages in a bottle /
I think whoever made this hike was a nutcase, but it super is pretty once you get up there.
this was probably the hardest hike i have ever been on in my life. i honestly thought about turning around a lot more than i care to admit, but you know what i did it! i am so proud of myself. with faith and courage, anyone can do hard things.
also, backpacking is probably my new favorite hobby.