Growing up ‘Doc Rock’ was an inspirational columnist for a monthly surf magazine. He provided insights and tips to do with surfing, the ocean and nature as well as encouraging subscribers to write in with their questions and problems. A kind of surf and lifestyle agony aunt if you like. His columns were mostly informative, sometimes humorous and often with a nod towards better living through connecting with nature.
The name always stuck and now an opportunity has presented itself whereby I can rekindle the spirit of ‘The Doc’ and produce regular insights and comments on gardens and the great outdoors. While surfing and the ocean may no longer be at the heart, I hope the direction and tone will follow the soul of his articles and facilitate an appreciation of nature wherever you are.