Vacation in the country has reminded me that I need to find a way to be wealthy enough to do this sort of thing more regularly!
The wounds to the right are pretty much self-inflicted: enthusiasm! + desire to find sexiest landscape site! = bramble-scratches. To me, the latter is the sign of a good encounter with Nature.
I have lots more to say, but, since I've hesitated so far, this will have to do.