The end of a vision and a dream I dared to dream

The below link is a campaign that has just been set up by a good friend of Tracey’s

It has been three years and five months coming.  The result of a fire that started on my property Triple Tui.  A fire I will maintain I did not cause to the very end of my days.  It is not self denial it is a fact.  Circumstantial evidence piled high by big companies with deep pockets against a flimsy ill funded legal aid system fighting a rear guard action.

What will they gain?  Very little financially other than that they will send myself and my partner into a homeless situation and forced to accept friendly help and charity.

What was our crime?  At worse it was an accident.

What has happened to us as a species when money has such an over-riding influence on our lives and humanity is too readily shelved to accommodate it.

The hunting and guiding will continue none-the-less but my heart and soul has suffered an enormous battering.

My advice?  Do not be too ready to be too honest in this world of ours.


“One final paragraph of advice: do not burn yourselves out. Be as I am – a reluctant enthusiast….a part-time crusader, a half-hearted fanatic. Save the other half of yourselves and your lives for pleasure and adventure. It is not enough to fight for the land; it is even more important to enjoy it. While you can. While it’s still here. So get out there and hunt and fish and mess around with your friends, ramble out yonder and explore the forests, climb the mountains, bag the peaks, run the rivers, breathe deep of that yet sweet and lucid air, sit quietly for a while and contemplate the precious stillness, the lovely, mysterious, and awesome space. Enjoy yourselves, keep your brain in your head and your head firmly attached to the body, the body active and alive, and I promise you this much; I promise you this one sweet victory over our enemies, over those desk-bound men and women with their hearts in a safe deposit box, and their eyes hypnotized by desk calculators. I promise you this; You will outlive the bastards.”
Edward Abbey

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2 Responses to The end of a vision and a dream I dared to dream

  1. Tracey Lynch says:

    I love your end quotation Steve. Never a truer word spoken. A great one to live life by. Thanks

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