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Apr 21, 2014 - Jacques

Jacques is a stuffed bear. He is my companion when I travel alone. He was a gift to me from dear friends who also travel with stuffed bears. Little Bear, Brunswick, and Jacques have been know to have reunions, usually at the annual Gathering of the Pilgrims. Jacques has been to Spain, Canada, various US locations, and now the UK. He usually has a task, such as guarding the snacks. This trip he is my reminder to mind my feet. Jacques is named for Jacques DeMolay, the last Grand Master of the Knights of the Temple and the namesake of the...

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Apr 19, 2014 - A New Trail

Actually, I'm in East Hendred, about 6 miles east of Wantage. To get here,I did my first day on the Ridgeway Trail. It follows the tops of hills and ridges, and traces the oldest known road in the UK. Its use goes back 5000 years, they say. I'll be passing sites of Bronze Age forts, burials, and the famous White Horse figure. In 2 days, if all goes well I'll arrive in Avebury and fhe stone circle. The route is a series of linked dirt and gravel roads. It stays relatively high in open fields and meadows. Very few trees, so you are exposed to...

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Mar 4, 2013 - Burford and then the Vale of White Horse

It was a beautiful sunny day – a real change so we started our day by walking around the Cotswold town of Burford. The main street cascades down a steep hill and the old buildings along the street are a real mix match of eras. We enjoyed our walk around the quaint town and found the church of St John the Baptist with its interesting graveyard of “bale tombs” whose rounded tops symbolise wool and an impressive mausoleum of Lawrence Tanfield James I’s Chancellor of the Exchequer. From Burford we headed south to the Vale of White Horse and to...

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