My confidence waivered by the navigational misstep in getting us to our morning destination. The first few boot steps were then filled with trepidation; sorted out by my
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.
We stood steeped in history as we walked up Signal Hill. It is one of the most iconic sites in Canada and yet the years haven’t changed it. Continue reading “Signal Hill and Cabot Trail”
We’ve now been to the most eastern spot in North America. Trust me that it was a lot warmer when we were on the most western tip of Europe! Portugal in the spring isn’t quite like Newfoundland in the same season! Continue reading “Cape Spear”
I can’t find that illusive opening paragraph that draws the reader in so perhaps I’ll just let the pictures do the talking. Continue reading “Meandering”
This is not at all like my other fence post Friday entry. My average fence post pictures feature sturdy posts, barb wire and wide open spaces.
Today’s fences are unique to me although they may be Continue reading “Not Average “Posts””
There is far more here than meets the eye of the average motorist, ourselves included. Our past history includes a few Continue reading “NHS – Roger’s Pass”
The calendar reminds me that the days are getting shorter. This wheat field is a visual that reinforces that.
When I’m not puttering I’m usually beside the mason working on the rock wall. I have a love hate relationship with rocks because after three years of back and arm strengthening work I’m like so “over it” but I can still see the beauty in the rocks.
The beauty in the next picture is more than skin deep which is good because the skin is messy! First encounter with an Arrowroot biscuit and while she really enjoyed it the result ensured a bath at Gran’s house.Whether it’s with the camera or your memory it’s good to focus on the positives and the beauty in life. It’s far too easy to get weighted down with all the negatives and the “busy”.
Ps I know this isn’t snap chat but that’s what I called my little chat that went with the snapped pictures!
On cooking shows they talk about depth of flavours. I want to talk about depth of colours.
It’s been 17 days since Continue reading “Definitely Not Grey “
The blog once again becomes the holding place for our progress on all projects relating to our 1918 Eaton’s catalogue house. This is hard to decide if it is a Continue reading “Second Side Starts “