Friday, October 24, 2014

The Kelpies, along the canal near Edinburgh, Scotland.

My friend in Edinburgh, whom I met in the Galápagos Islands last year, drove me out to see these statutes. They are a tribute to the working horses of the canal. A kelpie was a spirit and it was believed to have settled into this horse. The changing light on them is fabulous.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Finished the 95 mile West Highland Way, Scotland, yesterday. It was a glorious hike in beautiful countryside.

The start of the West Highland Way, in Milngavie, just north of Glasgow.
Lunch break on the trail

Thomas Crapper company manufactured bathroom porcelain and fixtures.

Hike along Loch Lomond.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

I am hiking the West Highland Way in Scotland. Glorious fall colors and great hiking.

These are wild goats. Two young males were fighting on the trail in front of us. Probably just plying, but it was dramatic and fun to see.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Goat herder we met in the forest in Spain, walking the El Camino to Finisterre.

He is having a selfie taken with another pilgrim from Columbia. Many years ago he came to Spain from Venezuela to work. He seem pleased to visit with people and have his photo taken.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Tractors in Spain.

The special tractor is enclosed in glass.
Who knew they made tractors, too .

John Deere is by far the most popular tractor.

I knew you would be fascinated!
Yes, I did grow up driving tractors where I grew up on a ranch in Wyoming.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Santiago, Spain!

We hiked 150 miles from Ponferrada to Santiago on the medieval pilgrim path.
Good job, everyone!