robert louis stevenson once said: "for my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move.," and ultimately, the 'great affair' is to move: to get out of your house and breathe fresh air and inhale the scents and sounds and sights of a land you very rarely appreciate so caught up are you in the daily drudge of life. 'fernweh' and 'wanderlust' are oft used phrases, thrown around like ping-pong balls. whole pinterest boards are dedicated to travel. bucket lists are filled, and not very often emptied. people yearn to move.
yes, to go somewhere far away is desirable, the unknown is always the most appetising on the mind - but really, most just want to escape from the norm and the ritual of daily life. last february, my family and I went to a place called 'thornthwaite' in
the lake district; here is what i saw on my adventures into the north: