Tuesday, October 29, 2019


Rain, wind, and suddenly autumn is over and winter peace descends.  November on the pond is perfect.

Thursday, October 24, 2019

The Mountain and I

Sometimes the mountain and I just walk around the Shindagan loop.

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

The true beauty of autumn

Sugar maples are flashy, with bright reds and yellows and tourists.  It is once they have all gone that the true, somber beauty of autumn shows up.

Green pines and spruces and hemlocks give a backdrop to the rusts and golds of the oaks, while the birches are yellow punctuation marks and the beeches (it seems like most of the roadside trees in Wilmot, NH are beeches) are yellow and gold and green all in one.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Welsh Coast

Walking along the coast of Wales from Aberystwyth to Borth. Not much level ground. 40 mph wind which was off the ocean fortunately as the fences are mostly on the land side of the trail. Sheep are more important than tourists.

The quaint town of Aberystwyth

The base of the trail.  It goes UP.

Oyster catcher

Tuesday, October 15, 2019


The old city of York is a really nice town.  Tons of history and great beer.

Roman wall on the bottom, medieval wall on top

Holy Trinity Catholic Church - 800 years old

wood pigeons everywhere

St. Mary's Abbey - almost 1000 years old

Good thing they put up the wires to keep the pigeons away

the red bricks are something the Romans did

Inside York Minster

York Minster looms over everything