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Walking Over Haddon in The Peak District

I confess I'm a fair weather walker, which means I often want to walk on our holidays, but whether we go is always dependent on the weather. I have a Goretex jacket but it's like a talisman. I own it, but I don't want to wear it and I hope vainly that just by having spent so much on it an schlepping it with me that it's going to ward off the rain! As you can see my travel planning involves a good deal of "magical thinking!" In California our cultural exuberance (paired with low standards) means we shamelessly call anything a "hike"  - as if we've scaled Everest in an afternoon. Here in England I'm not sure I even qualify as a "walker" because that denotes a level of seriousness I've failed at previously. Minimally it means you're wearing boots  and have an Ordnance Survey map (and possibly a compass) in your back pocket. I guess I'm more of stroller to be honest and I've blogged about my strolls all over the world; m…

Modes of Transport - India Part Two

After the post on transport in India I couldn't resist sharing the  photos below. They were all taken at  this  beautifully decorated tomb outside of Jaisalmer, which we visited a few years ago.
Cenotaph outside Jaisalmer, Rajasthan
The light was beautiful during our visit and  I was so taken by the naturalistic feel of the designs. Though at the time I did wonder why I felt so compelled to take the photos. In the first one I love the fact that the couple in the sedan chair are so small, perhaps they're being carried by giants? The second also has the lover's motif, but I particularly like the horses pulling the carriage. To me all three of them convey a sense of movement, as if the figure could walk or drive right through the boundaries that confine them, aren't they wonderful?


Belletje said…
wow that is amazing. What month did you visit? Was it hot?
Glad you liked them!
It was in October or November which is a great time to visit Rajasthan, after the rains but not too hot.