There I was - this is a true story, lost before breakfast. I had already missed a night bus by one minute, it was two minutes early and empty. Pah! Luckily I was on retreat only a minute from the bus stop. Time to go back and plan night time getting lost. Yep not using a mobile phone with 'where am I' GPS has its perks.
I had water. A map of sorts. It was dark but I would be back at the latest for brunch. I walked to and around Crystal Palace Park, which I was familiar with. I decided to extend my walk. Ended up in Dulwich, went in some woods. Came out somewhere else, lost.
Oops. Unfamiliar territory, where is that? Is it being in the dark, unknowing? I have been travelling too safely. Knowing my routes. I need a path less well travelled. I need to be a lone rambler, where being lost is part of my rescue plan.
Luckily being in London, directions, busy helpers and signs are everywhere. I was back for non vegan breakfast. Found I was never really lost at all.