6 Sketchbooks – 150miles :-

I remember

the preparation, the studying, the mapping,

the drawing, the walking, the thinking,

the noise, the calm, the colour,

the daylight, the moonlight, the dreams.

the mornings, the talking, the marking,

the involvement, the observation, the achievement,

the sweat, the back ache, the worry,

the cooking, the cleaning, the eating.

the cold, the wet, the rain,

the loneliness, the landscape, the flatness,

the departure, the journey, the end,

I remember the outdoors.