Three weeks before the Full Circle workshop, Stuart and I had headed north to Cumbria on our ‘recce’ trip. Stuart had been ill for a couple of weeks and shouldn’t really have been going anywhere. But you can’t run a workshop without knowing the ground, so to speak, and we had a lot of work to do.
We got an early start and were in Cumbria by lunchtime, exploring the sites. By the time we finished our first day’s reconnoitering, and headed out towards our hotel for the night, we had been obliged to drop one of the major sites of the workshop, as the path to it was unsafe and a variety of other clues had made us rethink what we were planning.
That is one reason why these recce trips are so necessary. Plus, you never quite know what the land itself might suggest…and next day it was…
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