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The Portway

Yesterday we went walking in the Peak District along the Portway. This is an ancient pathway mostly along the tops of the hills. In the neolithic and Bronze ages people shunned the valleys. So the area is quite bleak and empty of modern settlement, but you pass quite a lot of ancient sites. I saw a small stone circle that I didn't even know existed.

We didn't go far - not much above ten miles - but it was quite tough going because the wind was very strong and some of the time it was blowing hail right into our faces. A couple of times we had to squat behind the stone walls until the worst blew over and once we had to huddle up against a lone tree, while the wind shook it all about. At that point I got quite worried, because we still had a long way to go, and the wind was almost too strong to walk against. However it died down enough for us to make a dash for it, and we got into a pub by 5pm so all was well. The ten miles had taken us about five hours all told.

I hope everyone is having a good time at Eastercon. I wish I could be there, and here as well.

BTW - it has been snowing all morning but it isn't sticking.
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