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  Van. Dogs. Professional Weekender with @aubregine

The magic of Dartmoor at night:
We sat side by side with the sun setting behind us and the moon illuminating the landscape ahead. One-by-one stars flickered into life across the darkening sky.
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As I look into the valley and begin the journey downward my attention is drawn to an entirely new world of experience.
No longer am I focused on the sun, the sky, the clouds and thoughts of ascent. Now I am focused on how the world of shadow forms in the valley below, how the undulating earth beneath my feet makes my steps a little more unsure, of how the gravity of the earth itself has turned my legs to jelly as it pulls me toward home. Although I am in the same physical space, my mind has brought me to a completely different experiential space, and thus my journey downward is not merely a poor afterthought to the ambition of ascent, but a challenge and journey all on its own, as worthy of imprinting itself upon my memory as the summit above.
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Photo courtesy of @aubregine
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"... there's a silent voice in the wilderness that we hear only when no one else is around. When you go far, far beyond, out across the netherlands of the Known, the din of human static slowly fades away, over and out." - Rob Schulthesis
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Exploring the ridges around Edale Valley in the Peak District. -
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It took a real effort to change my behaviour and deliberately disconnect. Until a couple of years ago, every single spare moment was spent in front of some kind of screen, whether it be on a desktop or mobile device. I found myself becoming more and more distracted, unable to concentrate on anything for more than 5 minutes at a time. It started to affect my productivity and mood, and eventually I realised that a change was needed. Now I take my periods of rest just as seriously as I do my work. Embarking on regular #microadventures gives my mind the chance to recover and be in the present moment. Taking care of your mental health can be just as important as your physical health.
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We spent the weekend exploring the beginning of the Pennine Way - a walking trail that runs 267 miles (429 km) from Edale, in the northern Derbyshire Peak District, and ends at Kirk Yetholm, just inside the Scottish border. Maybe one day we'll work our way up to doing the entire thing #hikinggoals -
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One day when I retire...

I don't think I understood how much the van would change our lives. It gives us a sense of freedom, a chance to disconnect with the world and reconnect with each other. It's much more than a vehicle, it's a way of life.

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