Last weekend, my family and I decided to pay a visit to the Spanish activists of ''Marcha a Glasgow'': a group of climate protesters walking over 950 km from Portsmouth to the COP26 conference in Glasgow. One of the activists is a family relative, so we decided to visit them on their closest stop to us, Leeds.
The day started with a drive, the duration of which I spent happily with my mp3 player. The music seemed an appropriate companion to the Yorkshire landscape.
We joked that it would be ironic if our journey to a climate event was halted by the protesters of ''Insulate Britain''.
Alas, we made it in good time and were welcomed with pleasant weather.
Upon arrival, we met with the activists and their supporters.
They had a large turnout which added to the atmosphere. It was great to see our relative who I mentioned earlier, as we had not met since we stayed with them in Spain. A short amount of time later, the march began. The feeling of unity was aided by the samba band which also attended.