One winter, I mostly walked between Ellsworth and Bar Harbor. i was the night donut man at the Dunkin Donut shop at the Ellsworth Triangle. I thought a lot that winter.

These days I walk 5 Ks each way between work and home outside Madrid in Spain. I am sure the early morning smokers outside the cerveceria think I am crazy talking to myself as I go by but I solve half the days problems before I get started.

There was a great read about walking and writing here — . And there is always Thoreau on walking for a classic.

Out on the Isle of Wight there is a bench up on Tennyson Down where the poet walked and pondered. The bench is inscribed with a poem by W.H.Auden.

Walking has pedigree and purpose. Plus you just never know what you will find.

Writer, walker, poet, educator. Commercial fisherman, builder, donut maker, organic grower. Boston, U. City, Maine, South Africa, Madrid.

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