Please Be With Me by Cowboy from the album 5’ll Getcha Ten

This year I will be more thoughtful of my fellow man, exert more effort in each of my endeavors, professionally as well as personally. Take love wherever I find it, and offer it to everyone who will take it.
In this coming year I will seek knowledge from those wiser than me and try to teach those who wish to learn from me. I love being alive and I will be the best man I possibly can.” January 1, 1969, Duane Allman

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Natural Beauty by Neil Young from the album Harvest Moon

I’ve probably listened to this album more than any other and I could pick several songs from it that have a deep meaning for me.

In the end, I’ve gone for Natural Beauty, the epic album closer. It is one of those songs that could just go on forever, transcendent and mesmeric.

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Welcome to North & Wild

Dear Reader

Welcome to North & Wild, a blog about fishing the beautiful rivers and lakes of the North of England and beyond, the satisfaction of cooking what you have caught, grown or gathered, and the soundtrack that, for me, compliments these simple pursuits and pleasures.

In today’s fast paced world, it’s easy to lose touch with the things that make us who we truly are, the things that exhilarate and excite us, fire our imagination and fuel our dreams … I started writing as a means of ensuring I make time for my passions, I hope this blog inspires you to do the same.

Thanks for reading.