Ken talked to us about his experience last year when he decided to walk the coastline of Britain for his two chosen charities. It may not be the hardest challenge in terms of terrain or unfamiliar territory, but it is long and committing. Since it was first done in 1978 by the now-legendary John Merrill, perhaps only a few dozen people have made a complete circuit in one walk, though many have walked and are currently walking the coast in stages.
Whilst Ken has been attracted throughout his adult life more to mountain adventures, this walk has never left his mind, all 5,600 miles (9,000 kms) of it. So in February 2017, Ken set out from his home in West Sussex to walk solo around the coast of Britain and took this opportunity to explore our own wonderful island.
This lecture presented not only a visual record of our country’s coastline but also Ken’s unique style and approach to presentation and photography. By mixing landscapes and light, people, abstract art and everyday observations, he told the story of a challenging physical and emotional journey, full of anecdotes and reminiscences.