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Swallows and Amazons Forever

WildcatIsland

Wildcat Island of which I yearned to go.

I visited the land written in the original of the book "Swallows and Amazons". I have walked alone in the Lake District and Norfolk Broads areas of England looking for the footprint of Arthur Ransome. This is record of my expedition.
The original story was the stage of Coniston Water in Lake District. There are Wildcat Island in the lake come in the story of longing. I had a dream, I hope I also stay at HollyHowe farmers was written in the book, and to land here first to sail the lake. I want to stay at Horning village in Norfolk Broads, and to see Bure river. Furthermore, I would like to cross walking the Red sea even to the swallow island of Walton-On-The-Naze. I went to the traveling which walks the land of the original book of Ransome.
I bought only one Alpine rucksack. I always use it for mountain stream climing. Baggage was only one because I shouldered it all the time and I walk about. I would bought the original books of Ransome so its heavy on way home.

table talk

I want to walk the mountains, rivers, and lakes in England.

At traveling alone, I could sit down and draw a sketch in wherever I like. I could also look at it and waited for the sea half a day until it becomes ebb tide, in order to cross to the swallow island. In a youth hostels or a train, many people were surely spoken to. It seems that it is natural in England that everybody enjoys conversation.
When I was wrapped in fog at Windermere water,or when discovered "doghouse" stone-made in woods,or when entering the real houseboat was using Captain Flint, I was sitting on the cabin before a table lined with a letter of over writing and prepare the tea. It seemed to me that comes together in the story was really going on here also.

sketch myself

Sketch

When the journey, I will have a sketch of postcard-size paper. If I look through the viewfinder of a camera,it is only the scenery seen for a moment. If I am going to draw by sketch, I will gaze a lot. When I start drawing, the fact that you do not become aware is found to that.
I sat down and drew in the shade of a tree. While that time, I having been then blown on the wind, drinking cola on the roof. I takes time to draw, is a very important time. I remember to the calm feeling and refreshing wind at that time. I started drawing as the letter to please my daughter waiting at home waiting for. but now it has become pleasantly myself traveling.
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