Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Freedom. Far From The Madding Crowd And Miles And Miles From The Nearest Set Of Traffic Lights...

Far from the madding or the maddening crowd and even further from the nearest set of traffic lights a hundred and eighty kilometres away,
The Flying Tortoise wakes to another beautiful sunrise at one of the most wonderful places on the planet.
There are shellfish to be collected when the tide is low and fish to be caught whenever.
Freedom. Who could wish for anything more.
I think simplicity is the key to happiness but what would I know...
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  1. Beautiful! There are worse ways to live.

  2. Things others can only dream about - somewhere in there is my childhood...beautiful.

  3. you remind me of a quote I heard somewhere, my friend. "when a man conquers himself, the Universe surrenders" I have learned a lot from you. thanks

  4. madding crowd; maddening crowd

    By historical convention, "madding crowd" is the idiom, dating from the late 16th century. Unlike "maddening," which describes the effect on the observer, "madding" (= frenzied) describes the crowd itself.
    Thomas Gray's "Elegy in a Country Churchyard" (1749) and Thomas Hardy's novel Far From the Madding Crowd (1874) helped establish this idiom, especially Gray's "far from the madding crowd's ignoble strife."

    1. Thanks for that Bernice.
      I appreciate your attention to detail. That's where the devil is...

    2. Yep, I can be a devil ;)

      And if you have a look at our blog you will see that we too are far from the madding crowd, or Nigel-no-mates!

    3. Do stay in touch.
      I shall look forward to meeting up sometime...

  5. Your life style is to be envied.

  6. Amazing place... Freedom... What is that? Is it different for each person?