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As a boy playing in the African Veldt, I would wake at dawn, with the rising sun streaming through my window of life, its rays fueling my heart with the desire to be out in my environment.

That warm feeling has never left me, be it sleeping under the stars or more recently crossing an ocean or two, I feel the same today. I have always wondered why I have such feelings, or do I just need to be somewhere else?

The lockdown has brought many things to ponder and review but if nothing else it’s confirmed to me that if we are to look after our mental health we need to repair and maintain the environment we share with nature – today and tomorrow!

Video ©   Dillan Prinsloo