Walking without Purpose

Walking without Purpose

There isn’t a lot for teenagers to do on the island, so when I went back and visited during school holidays, we used to spend our days walking in circuits around the village or out along one of the coastal roads. We would walk and talk, talk and walk, sometimes until 2 or 3 in the morning. It was worth staying out that late to see the stars – the island sky is clearer than anywhere else I’ve ever known – and to experience the calm and the quiet that falls after dark.

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