Where I meet bandleader Spencer Davis, among a bunch of other artists. The island is a nature reserve and has a unique history, feel and character, in part because there are practically no cars on the island – only golf carts, which you can rent by the day or the hour.
The Optimum Health Institute, San Diego. There is morning exercise, meditation, optional workshops for organisation and even group solidarity and trust building exercises. At the end of the stay there is a weekend of music, spoken word and other performance. I probably had more fun there than I’ve ever had on a traditional holiday, just because it made me feel so healthy, happy and good.
Speechless we stared into a valley a thousand feet or so below us. There between the dappled sunlight, which came down in late afternoon shafts, was a strangely private looking scene of outstanding natural beauty with deer grazing happily. It was like looking back into another time, like in one of the stories I’d read about when Geronimo took to the mountains and hid from the federal forces in a secret valley.