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Katharine and David Lowrie, British Adventure-Running couple, from Devon and Northumberland respectively, are currently running the length of South America, a dream expedition, aiming to inspire and connect people globally to the continent’s incredible natural world.

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Eight marathons in eight days and we are in the Caribbean Sea after running 6,504 miles across South America, Notebook

Eight marathons in eight days and we are in the Caribbean Sea after running 6,504 miles across South America

Fifteen months ago, just as the Olympic gun resonated through the streets of London, bracing ourselves against a blizzard at the southerly-most point of continental South America, we began our race to run the length of the continent.

By | Notebook | Tuesday, 22 October 2013 at 9:00 pm

A visit to the heart of the lungs of the world, Notebook

A visit to the heart of the lungs of the world

A trickle of sweat runs down my chest. Distant rumbles of thunder trigger an Amazon orchestra. Crickets, cicadas and grasshoppers whine in desperate anticipation.

By | Notebook | Tuesday, 27 August 2013 at 9:00 am

A recipe for a healthy rainforest in a nutshell, Notebook

A recipe for a healthy rainforest in a nutshell

A chocolate-coloured, toe-shaped nut. The Brazil nut. One of the finest. Full of protein, calcium, iron, selenium and a whole host of other riches; one creamy crunch and you’re reaching for another.

By | Notebook | Monday, 12 August 2013 at 5:00 am

Soya: The Argentinian Gold Rush – Meeting the Winners and Losers, Notebook

Soya: The Argentinian Gold Rush – Meeting the Winners and Losers

It is Autumn-time south of the equator, and whilst the majority of Argentinians are readying themselves for another Boreal winter, the small town of Las Lajitas is ramping up for its busiest time of year.

By | Notebook | Sunday, 2 June 2013 at 7:15 pm

Roast Armadillo – a recipe for extinction, Notebook

Roast Armadillo – a recipe for extinction

Salta Province, northern Argentina. Two children stand by the side of the road. A silver car with blackened windows drives passed. The girls wave something at it. The car continues, but suddenly grinds to a halt and reverses.

By | Notebook | Tuesday, 30 April 2013 at 8:10 pm

New fencing plan threatens wildlife. Is there is an alternative to this silent massacre?, Notebook

New fencing plan threatens wildlife. Is there is an alternative to this silent massacre?

Two thousand and eight hundred miles; the equivalent of running between Lands End and John O’Groats three times! This is the distance my husband and I have now run through the continent of South America.

By | Notebook | Monday, 25 February 2013 at 4:31 pm

Why I think Avaaz is pants but bogs are brilliant, Notebook

Why I think Avaaz is pants but bogs are brilliant

Harsh. Really I should like Avaaz, the online petition forum which uses international people-power to lobby for defenceless minorities on a global scale.

By | Notebook, Opinion | Friday, 1 February 2013 at 12:46 pm

5000 Mile Project: Stop Bugging Me! Or is it time to reconsider our relationship with insects?, Notebook

5000 Mile Project: Stop Bugging Me! Or is it time to reconsider our relationship with insects?

Buzzing in your ear, crawling over your skin, coiled in your boot or lying drunken in a woozy cloud of rotten apples. It takes a particular personality to appreciate the virtues of our six and eight-legged neighbours.

By | Notebook | Monday, 21 January 2013 at 1:33 pm

A stitch in time for the Ozone Hole, a cause for celebration?, Notebook

A stitch in time for the Ozone Hole, a cause for celebration?

As I wake up inside our puffy down-feather sleeping bag, the body aches from running a marathon yesterday and the mind aches with the reality that Katharine, my fellow adventure runner and I will do it again today and tomorrow too.

By | Notebook, Opinion, Science & Technology | Tuesday, 11 December 2012 at 12:15 pm

5000 Mile Project: A chance meeting with the ‘Earth People’ of Patagonia, Notebook

5000 Mile Project: A chance meeting with the ‘Earth People’ of Patagonia

My husband David and I have been winding through Patagonia’s forests and endless pampas on a running expedition from the southern-most tip of South America to the Caribbean Sea; www.5000mileproject.org, “Running for the continent’s wild lands and wildlife”. Recently we met with some most unusual Patagonians.

By | Notebook | Thursday, 6 December 2012 at 3:59 pm

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