Gap Year: Rambling Through Brambles in England and Scotland by Hess, Anna

Gap Year: Rambling Through Brambles in England and Scotland

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Adventure from your armchair.


Twenty years ago, I set off on the greatest journey of my youthful life. Twelve months sketching nature on three continents...next to no contact with folks back home. No wonder my strongest memory of that year is loneliness so profound I sometimes cried myself to sleep within the thin walls of my tent.


Fast forward ahead to April 2020 when eco-adventures had become a normal facet of my life. I was itching to explore new habitats, yet a pandemic made hopping in the car and camping an hour from home a dicey proposition.


Instead of taking a boots-on-the-ground vacation, I spread my twenty-year-old sketchbooks, journals, and photo albums across the floor. Tearing out and discarding angst, I layered moments of beauty three pages deep.


I hope you enjoy your own armchair adventure through the result. Stay safe as we weather this global storm together


Volume 1 covers my travels through England and Scotland in 32 densely illustrated pages.



Author: Anna Hess
Publisher: Wetknee Books
Published: 06/29/2020
Pages: 36
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.31lbs
Size: 11.02h x 8.50w x 0.09d
ISBN13: 9781735318301
ISBN10: 1735318302
BISAC Categories:
- Travel | Pictorials (see also Photography | Subjects & Themes | Regio
- Travel | Essays & Travelogues
- Nature | Plants | General