Grateful for My Sister, Linda: 1949-2015

Grateful for My Sister, Linda:  1949-2015

I’ve been away from this blog space far too long because I’ve been distracted. Any focus I’ve managed to maintain for most of 2015 has been on my sister Linda’s drastically deteriorating health. Last February, in Florida where we were spending the winter by the Atlantic Ocean,  I wrote a blog post, “Ruffles on the Horizon” to describe Linda’s respiratory infection, complicating her Chronic Obstructive…

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Full Disclosure

Full Disclosure

I don’t always love the hiking adventures I write about, as noted in my journal after my most challenging day on a recent southwest Cornwall coast path: For today’s hike to Portwrinkle we had to do a slow climb up out of Looe on a tarmac path. As we reached the top to look back at the harbor area, a gull pooped on Mary’s hat!…

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Not All Who Wander are Lost

Not All Who Wander are Lost

We left Charlestown at 9 am and reached Fowey at 4:00, covering at least 10 miles, with an hour lunch break on the beach in Polkerris. After lunch, we decided to “wander” from the coast path and our narrative directions to follow the Saint’s Way, a lovely inland hike that took us through a farm yard, into a gently rolling wood, passing moss-covered dry stone…

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Dirt Paths on the SW Cornwall Coast

Dirt Paths on the SW Cornwall Coast

Seven of us have taken the words of John Muir, a Scottish-American naturalist, to heart.  We’re hiking (and eating) our way along the Southwest Cornwall coast of England. We began a week ago in Falmouth, a lively tourist enclave and busy working port. To reach the coast path, we rode two ferries, the first one, the Tamar Belle, took about 20 minutes. The Captain stayed…

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