Solo eros retreat on the Bluff Wilderness Trail 


Took an eros retreat on the Bluff Wilderness Trail. First time I hiked the whole thing and camped. It was really lovely. Eros in the Marcusean sense where pleasure is political. Being in who and where we are so we can be in step with others. So things I love to do - be outdoors, meditate, reflect, play. Try to touch in to what I am really feeling and what it is that I want to do free of any pull or influence. So at times when I was hiking and got really goal driven about where I thought I should get to-- was tempered with--I just want to swim or look at these mushrooms. These retreats have been so powerful and healing in these last years.

Community land trusts well explained - UK example 
Paul Sander Jackson from Wessex Community Assets discusses how Community Land Trusts and other community led asset owning organisations are reclaiming commons across England.
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Meridian 7: Fireflies 





Kayak Camping Rogues Coast Area (Near Peggy's Cove) 
Kayak camping with Oliver during the Perseids. We started in Blind Bay. First night Flemming Island near Dover Island. Loads of climbers there. We got visited by at least one Minke whale. So moving. Second night Burnt Island. Finished in Lower Prospect with Andrew who met us for a day paddle. I am in love with my new rig.





Poetry Reading 


Design and photos: Karen Smith


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