In The Arms of Mother Nature

Posted by: Alex Norgate on April 30th, 2015

This morning I was roused by the sound of raindrops pattering down on the roof of my humble camper, something that hasn’t happened since last December, when I was last at the bottom of these majestic mountains searching for large carp. It is a sure sign that the winter season is over and my summer fishing adventures are due to begin.

I am in the final stages of preparation and just two days away from heading off into the wilderness. This time my chosen playground will be Italy and my anticipation is noticeably starting to build. I am usually not one to get excited about future events but this case is an exception. Everything about what I am doing stems from daydreams of a younger me that was on the most part uninspired by school. I now realise education is not done in the confines of four walls gazing at a blackboard sporting a discerning frown; it is done off the beaten track in the arms of Mother Nature. Van Morrison said “no guru, no method, no teacher, just you, me and nature in the garden.” I think he is right.

My adventures are in part about reclaiming myself by unlearning all those dusty notions regarding the world and thus empowering my intuition. I think it’s our intuition that offers real guidance and it just so happens that we all have our own built in. As Bob Marley once said, “There is a voice inside talking to everyone and if you listen good you will know the right way.” The right way for me is for the most part being outside, rod in hand seeking out those shadowy shapes that have for an entire winter of absence haunted my mind.

In The Arms of Mother Nature – Alex Norgate – Blog – Trakker

Where I’m happiest…

In The Arms of Mother Nature – Alex Norgate – Blog – Trakker

Seeking out new waters to explore is all part of the adventure.

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In The Arms of Mother Nature

Posted by: Alex Norgate on April 30th, 2015

This morning I was roused by the sound of raindrops pattering down on the roof of my humble camper, something that hasn’t happened since last December, when I was last at the bottom of these majestic mountains searching for large carp. It is a sure sign that the winter season is over and my summer fishing adventures are due to begin.

I am in the final stages of preparation and just two days away from heading off into the wilderness. This time my chosen playground will be Italy and my anticipation is noticeably starting to build. I am usually not one to get excited about future events but this case is an exception. Everything about what I am doing stems from daydreams of a younger me that was on the most part uninspired by school. I now realise education is not done in the confines of four walls gazing at a blackboard sporting a discerning frown; it is done off the beaten track in the arms of Mother Nature. Van Morrison said “no guru, no method, no teacher, just you, me and nature in the garden.” I think he is right.

My adventures are in part about reclaiming myself by unlearning all those dusty notions regarding the world and thus empowering my intuition. I think it’s our intuition that offers real guidance and it just so happens that we all have our own built in. As Bob Marley once said, “There is a voice inside talking to everyone and if you listen good you will know the right way.” The right way for me is for the most part being outside, rod in hand seeking out those shadowy shapes that have for an entire winter of absence haunted my mind.

In The Arms of Mother Nature – Alex Norgate – Blog – Trakker

Where I’m happiest…

In The Arms of Mother Nature – Alex Norgate – Blog – Trakker

Seeking out new waters to explore is all part of the adventure.

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