A longer walk than expected

In early August 2004 I had already walked a long way from Roncesvalles in the Pyrenean mountains to somewhere on the Camino Frances in northern Spain. I do no not remember the moment of my departure from Villafranco del Bierzo but in estimating the distance walked that day I reckon it was roughly 43 miles…

Old Man Travelling

The little hedge-row birds, That peck along the road, regard him not. He travels on, and in his face, his step, His gait, is one expression; every limb, His look and bending figure, all bespeak A man who does not move with pain, but moves With thought — He is insensibly subdued To settled quiet:…

The Blutions

The Blutions are a seafaring people who arrived on the shores of England many thousands of years ago after losing their hats on the continent of Eastern Europe. They settled on a beach in Cornwall and have remained elusive since stone age times. One may notice a fondness for hats and a certain shyness in…