Well, that was a weird one. More feedback than on any newsletter I've done, ever. Plus three upvotes, and one downvote.
To those I delighted - thank you. To the person I disappointed - I shall try to do better.
I'm losing readers slightly faster than I'm gaining them. This little experiment of distraction reading might not be paying off in readers - but it's still helping me, so 🤷🏼♂️.
Last year, I put the kibosh on long-haul travel for environmental reasons. This year, it's just not happening. But I've been to Singapore three times now to do training for journalists over there. It's a stunning city, and these images capture exactly how lovely it can be.
One day, I shall return.
More evidence. if you need it, that both humans and our closest relatives led lives deeply entwined with the sea.
"The prejudice against physical work is deeply misguided: when I dance, I embody philosophical ideas of autonomy and freedom," says the author.
There's something very profound in dance, just as there is with the sea. There's something deeply human about it, and I think we undervalue it.
Of Kites and Ospreys
A bonus Tweet, sent in by Charlotte (thank you!). People should write more letters like this, and fewer angry tweets.
Right, time for 🥃 and 🛌.