Sunday, June 22, 2014

HADRIAN and my feet! Day 3--lots of time on the wall, turrets, mile castles

Sipping tea at Birdoswald on Hadrian's Wall, nearing the midway point of the 84 mile trek. I've heard that day 3 can be challenging mentally. Beautiful and varied as it has been, it's true. Seeing big sections of real wall, Roman turrets and mile castles--and sheep. Giles kept up his spirits through a long day of marching (as you can see in the later images on this post) but was happy to see his mother, sister Gillian, and our friend Winsome pull up in the car.

Pizza for dinner and ice cream for dessert! Reading John Buchan's Thirty-nine Steps out loud together this evening. Devotions in John 14... Giles recited Jesus' words, "I am the Way the Truth and the Life. No one comes to the Father but by me..."

First sighting of real wall--and heaps more around every corner.

We stopped for tea at Birdoswald Roman Fort then walked atop the wall for a good long way--amazing views and history in every stone. Read HOSTAGE LANDS twice during breaks today.

We read in HOSTAGE LANDS how Neil flipped his four-wheeler on the moorland and discovered something strange and wonderful...

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