Like Dante I am having a little down time in the woods, I can't see the wood for the trees, the birds of course don't exist, neither do the fish, the other day I swam into a mist net with mesh so small it could have caught plankton. I have seen very few fish this year all small. The pressure on a small tourist island is very high.
The cliffs and the tiny amount of public land are the only places to have a bit of peace and recreation in the natural world. In France where I used to climb they are trying to open a quarry which will destroy the peace and serenity of a few hundred rock climbs and two big public walks, disturb endangered Eagle owls and golden eagles who live in harmony with the walkers and climbers, all that noise, dust and destruction of habitat and peaceful recreation for three permanent jobs!