“Natural navigation is the rare art of finding your way using nature”

Tristan Gooley | Author of “The Walker's Guide to Outdoor Clues & Signs”

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Architecture and Navigation

Wherever you are in the world, there are some simple principles applied by architects and a few of these are relevant to natural navigators. It doesn't matter if a building is ancient or modern, a home or a business, the person responsible for designing it…

Light, Life and Direction

Take a close look at the picture above. Notice how there are areas of with low plants - in the foreground - and areas of taller plants - in the middle distance. The taller plants are the light-loving plants, like nettles and brambles. The lower…

Starry Night over the Rhone

I'm currently reading an amazing biography of Vincent van Gogh, by Steven Naifeh and Gregory White Smith. It's funny how, when you read about a subject you are not an expert in, you take everything on faith. There is not much point reading a book…