Roads As Yet Untravelled
8 November 2021
As autumn arrives, I am amazed at all I have seen and experienced in eight months. So many sights, sounds, tastes and textures rewarded my little explorations – and I am immensely grateful to be here. There are far too many adventures to be had for a single lifetime… far too many side roads to ever walk them all. But the trick, I think, is to die trying. As the days grow shorter and the sky darker, and the cool winds bring a real winter over the land, I am just happy that I got to spend summer exploring. And as we button down the hatches, and curl up beneath blankets in front of the fire to outlast the cold – I look forward to next summer – and the walks, road trips and adventures that await then. Country roads promise things beyond what even the most fantastic of liars can conjure – but they deliver, time after time. You don’t always get what you expect, but you nearly always get something worthwhile.

Peter van der Walt is a fiction author, although you may find some non-fiction and the odd essay out there. Fans can find his newsletter, posts, updates and developments at Currently, he is hard at work on his next story. When not writing, he has far too many interests to reasonably keep up with. He lives with his partner in Devon, England.