Monday, May 03, 2010

Marche in Maggio

Read this morning on BBC site that according to medical experts, a walk in the countryside, in the fresh air, is good for us psychologically; makes us feel happy and healthy
So now we know. fresh air and countryside walks are good for you? get this..

'Just five minutes of exercise in a "green space" such as a park can boost mental health, researchers claim.

There is growing evidence that combining activities such as walking or cycling with nature boosts well-being.

In the latest analysis, UK researchers looked at evidence from 1,250 people in 10 studies and found fast improvements in mood and self-esteem.

The study in the Environmental Science and Technology journal suggested the strongest impact was on young people.

The research looked at many different outdoor activities including walking, gardening, cycling, fishing, boating, horse-riding and farming in locations such as a park, garden or nature trail'

What? Do we really have to be told that? Tragic state we’re in if that’s the case.


This is a photo from yesterday, our CAI trek up to Garula.

I love it! Being part of this great group has opened my eyes to things I would never see alone.

We were 15 in number, including three kids. The entire trek took four hours because we stop every ten mins or so to be educated by our guides.

CAI ditch

And what’s this?

Looks like a hole in the ground eh? Yes, t’is!

But according to our Archeological guide it was a communication point. A thousand year old Facebook, one of thousands spread across Le Marche which allowed messages to be sent ; bit like NA Indian smoke signals. Kids weren’t too impressed on this one.

Le Marche, mountains and sea, that’s what it is