In the high places

here is a lovely Brit adventure with some stunning photos to distract you with armchair travel!

 Before the virus pinned us all down in our own homes, we were supposed to be going to Scotland for a long-awaited holiday. It isn’t the first time that a trip north of the border has had to be postponed… Back in 2013, we had planned a Scottish odyssey, until a coffee pot exploded, landing me in the emergency department of my local hospital with extensive burns. I wasn’t allowed to travel until the bandages came off… which left us just a couple of days to go wandering. So we headed south to Dorset….

Two days and two lunatics climbing hills in the heat of the noonday sun. We have been places… so many places… and seen wonderful things in a landscape steeped in history, brimming with wildflowers and butterflies under a luminous, numinous sky.

We had planned a gentle trip to see a giant. There is a famous chalk-cut hill figure at Cerne Abbas in Dorset and we decided that as neither of us had ever seen it in the flesh, so to speak, we would meander on down there, at a leisurely pace, and stay a night near the sea before gently wandering back.

As with most of our adventures this week, we got a little sidetracked. Time appeared to have taken a holiday too and quite how, without hurrying, without rushing, we managed to explore so many places in two days I cannot say.

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A post from the archives: Before the virus pinned us all down in our own homes, we were supposed to be going to Scotland for a long-awaited holiday. It isn’t the first time that a trip north of the border has had to be postponed… Back in 2013, we had planned a Scottish odyssey, until a coffee pot exploded, landing me in the emergency department of my local hospital with extensive burns. I wasn’t allowed to travel until the bandages came off… which left us just a couple of days to go wandering. So we headed south to Dorset….

Two days and two lunatics climbing hills in the heat of the noonday sun. We have been places… so many places… and seen wonderful things in a landscape steeped in history, brimming with wildflowers and butterflies under a luminous, numinous sky.

We had planned a gentle trip to see a giant…

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