With a belt around my chest (measuring skin response, body temperature, heart rate and breathing rate, linked to this mobile) I have taken my first monitored walk for the Confluence project. At last, we are off! From this I hope to discover points along the walk where my bodily response was high. It will be interesting to see whether this corresponds to the bits of the walk that I found the most interesting. It didn’t take me too long to stop checking the screen to see if the equipment was still working, and let my mind wander off into a ‘walking meditation’ (to the rhythm of my footsteps) that can be so productive. Beautiful sunny day.