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Saturday, September 02, 2006

HADRIAN'S WALL


We were worried that it would be wet for the Roman Army displays up in the North of England at Hadrian's Wall - the forecast was not good. However we had brilliant weather. It was not all playing Roman soldiers though - on our "off days" we (my wife and the dog) went walking along the famous Wall. It is spectacular countryside with wide panoramas over the moors. To have it as clear as this during August is quite unusual. You are high and wide above England, the air is clear and breezy and is a tonic for the soul.

9 comments:

Knowleypowley said...

Looks incredibly beautiful. What with all the hustle and bustle of life and the microclimate that is Ashford, you tend to forget there are still some beutiful places in the UK.

Sabre looks happy!

herhimnbryn said...

I echo kp's comments.
here is quote ( don't know author)...'sky so blue you can look for two weeks in any direction'

Am off to walk our hound now...jump over the creek, walk through the Wattle bushes, past the goats and home.

Avus said...

HHnB - That quote would seem to sum up Oz a good deal of the time!

valonia said...

I love the north. I'm a migrant from the foothills of the North York Moors (my accent is frightening).

Please, you must post more photos so I can become more nostalgic and reminisce my old school field trips to The Wall.

Incidentally, the last time I was there I tried to join in a kids re-enactment day but was booted out as I was over 4 foot tall. How mean! Okay, I was 25 at the time...

Vita said...

How lucky for you, weather-wise. Your dog 's nose is quite as spectacular as your own. No, wait. Your nose Photo is spectacular. Your dog's photo is spectacular. I hear the lawn mower, which means I must quit goofing off. Beautiful quote. Wattle bushes?

Nea said...

OHHHHHHH I would love to see this bit of history....

Nea said...

Just touch it, I love rocks, they have seen so much. Just imagine being a rock and standing in that wall for as long as they have been there.......just imagine. I don't think I would mind being turned to stone. haha

Sharon J said...

What an absolutely fabulous photo and a beautiful dog, too. How I wish I could go for the same kind of walk but, due to health problems, I think I'll just have to be satisfied with finding other pleasures in life. It's lovely to read about others' experiences, though.

Avus said...

Thank you for visiting Sharon and thank you for sharing your philosophy for life on your blog. You really put things into perspective!