James borrell is a conservation scientist and science communicator, with a particular interest in how species adapt to changing climate.

A Micro Adventure

Getting from A to B has never been easier, faster or lazier. There’s an awful lot of positives to that, but one niggling little flaw is all the places you miss on the way…

So a few weeks ago, in the spirit of micro adventures (with stress on the micro), Jess and I decided to walk home from London, forgoing the usual train ride and following the banks of the Thames instead. At around 22 miles, it was nothing major, more of a perfect excuse. In true student spirit, the £5 train fare was reallocated to food. So this adventure cost us nothing.

In return, I improved my geography of London, stumbled upon a huge dragon boat race, started Monday morning with the satisfaction of aching legs and got a thorough soaking (maybe swimming it is a good idea after all?). Cheers to Al and Tim for inspiration!

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Lastly, I’ll be heading off on a macro adventure in the name of conservation research early in the New Year. You can find out more about that here. If you like the sound of it then sign up on the right hand side to the Newsletter (or Twitter, or Facebook) for updates. Thanks.

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