I hoped I was on course with the perfect ratio of
I have zero Italian roots so I can’t say why I’ve developed this sudden love of
In the valley flax fires are burning, the smoke
We all have that person in our lives, the one who is
They say the proof is in the pudding but in this particular case it’s going to be in the
There aren’t many upsides to a drought except for the lack of mosquitoes and the abundance of
So much for that theory. The one where, released from a long
Drum roll please. And the winner is …
It seems like an unusual tourist activty and one I didn’t see in my future. But here I am going around Scotland collecting
Today, besides like 5000 miles (an exaggeration of course but it felt like it) in a car, we also took a few steps alongside the ancient
The sheer size (117 km) and location (middle of nowhere really) of it make it quite a logistical accomplishment. It makes our rock walls look little but they had a legion of 80 men per section. This thing, in places, has stood the test of time since being completed in 128! That’s a legacy all right.
We had been to the wall in 1998 on our first trip with our children. I can remember them climbing up it and walking along it for quite a ways. We had also stopped at a old Roman fort site.
It was on our list to make a stop and so I picked a random spot off the map to have lunch and hike along it for a ways.
Our lunch spot was actually the old quarry site so it was a good hike to the top of the escarpment.
The vista at the top was worth it. Along the way we saw a couple of cool things.
I now want one of those stile gates as they are so easy but I digress. Off to the top for the vista.
It wasn’t a long stop and not a wordy blog post but it was the highlight of our long travel day.