Le triple lien
« Plus on s’émerveille devant la nature, plus elle nous offre ses merveilles »*
(*)“The more we marvel at nature, the more she offers us her wonders.”
On our way through life, we can feel a call, a real desire to give of our time for others.
Almost three years ago, while walking in the forest, I experienced a real connection with nature.
It was in the early afternoon, I was walking along a path in the Forêt de Soignes when I was challenged by a series of gigantic beech trees forming an immense cathedral.
I stopped and observed this incredible environment.
I felt extremely well, it was my place…
Eight years ago, I discovered Fuerteventura, this island in the Canary Islands west of Western Sahara.
It was simply magical, shortly after driving a few kilometres, I was troubled by the feelings that were going through me.
This luminosity, the softness of life, the different landscapes and the human warmth of the inhabitants did not exacerbate my feelings; I had fallen in love with this island, I knew that one day I would come back to live there, it was obvious.
Since then, water has flowed under the bridges, I felt in the depths of my soul that this dream would one day become a reality…
The benefits of walking.
Living in cities, taking our car or public transport to get to work, we are still locked in.
We work in spaces that are often enclosed with artificial light with no view of green areas.
Moreover, in the whirlpool of life, we are often under pressure and always running after time.
This reality has led us over the years to disconnect from nature, to lose our primary reference points.
Taking part in a hike is an act that cannot be improvised.
First of all, you have to get used to the idea of walking for several hours on different types of terrain.
To do this, it is necessary to have the right equipment, clothing and food for this type of activity.
As far as equipment is concerned, a medium backpack (15-20L) is more than enough for the kind of hiking planned in Fuerteventura and elsewhere.
We always do stargazing, so it is not necessary to bring a sleeping bag and sleeping gear outside. For some, walking sticks can help in some cases (uneven, rocky path…).