Walking – the main physical activity of my life since around age 1 – purposefully made important in my adult years – and now that I no longer own a car and live surrounded by nature in Costa Rica – WALKING the PATHS of Nature is even more central in my life. The feature photo at top is a hiking trail at the Trogon Lodge, San Gerardo de Dota, Costa Rica, one of many I experience here.
This begins a brief blog post series of just 5 more days on one of the most important things of my life, walking!
The motivation for the series came in part from the book, In Praise of Paths: Walking through Time and Nature, by Torbjørn Ekelund, a Norwegian young man diagnosed with Epilepsy who now walks everywhere and also does cross-country hikes in a bigger way than I’m able to at twice his age! 🙂
I will not copy or repeat the book, but discuss the influence of walking since before my birth through my now car-less retirement in Costa Rica! 🙂
My plan is 5 little short essays on . . .
- WALKING PATHS of My Ancestors
- WALKING PATHS of My Parents
- WALKING PATHS of My Childhood
- WALKING PATHS of My Adult Life
- WALKING PATHS of Today
~J. R. R. Tolkien
“Still round the corner there may wait
A new road or a secret gate,
And though I’ve often passed them by,
A day will come at last when I
Shall take the hidden paths that run
West of the Moon, East of the Sun.”
More walking links on my Hiking & Camping Page.