I  enjoyed the John Muir program on Radio Scotland Outofdoors today – it’s on the IPlayer. Well worth a listen!

It is sad when I was at School many years ago I was not told the story of one of Scotland’s true environmentalist John Muir. Nowadays we are aware of this great man and his huge part in the setting up of National Parks in the USA especially Yosemite! This was typical of our heroes few were mentioned at school yet this small country has produced so many great people

Radio Scotland and the BBC sent their famous two Outofdoors presenters to the USA  to Yosemite and we got such a great program. It was so enjoyable and even Lee Stetson who plays John Muir was explaining the life of the great man in his “own words” !

I advise all who missed it to catch up on IPlayer it’s well worth it.

I loved my stay with the Yosemite SAR and loved the people and the wild flowers and animals.

We owe John Muir a lot and I advise everyone to read some of his work it’s incredible! He is such a wonderful person and we should be proud of our association with him!

I wonder what John Muir would say about the state we leave our planet in? The mess we leave daily, the waste in modern society and how we treat the planet?

I was looking at photos of the sea of rubbish left after a festival in Reading and like others all over the country it is a disgrace ! Tents, sleeping bags and rubbish is all left ! Some may go for recycling but what lessons are we passing on for future generations? What a culture we have created ? Yet when I was at my grand kids down South and at her primary class where they are taught about looking after the planet and the environment and in many other areas of life. Maybe there is hope for the future.

Maybe we can teach the kids the correct way ? They are the future!
Comments welcome !

About heavywhalley.MBE

Mountain Rescue Specialist. Environmentalist. Spent 37 years with RAF Mountain Rescue and 3 years with a civilian Team . Still an active Mountaineer when body slows, loves the wild places.
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