Monday, 18 May 2015

The Dales Way 1993

Thinking of doing a long distance walk: come across these old photos of a trek across the Yorkshire Dales in 1993.  They have such a distant feeling - colours from another age, certainly another era in my life. (How utterly miserable I look, leaning back against a sign with my much too heavy backpack.) Did the sun shine at all?
But I do remember the novelty of walking day after day, mostly on paths. And the world of said backpack - in it - one dress for evening and one pair of shoes as well as (probably) at least one book.

Reading and watching

  • Foot by Foot to Santiago de Compostela/Judy Foot
  • The Testament of Mary with Fiona Shaw at the Barbican
  • The Testament of Mary/Colm Toibin
  • Schwanengesang/Schubert - Tony Spence
  • Journals/Robert Falcon Scott
  • Fugitive Pieces/Ann Michaels
  • Unless/Carol Shields
  • Faust/Royal Opera House
  • The Art of Travel/Alain de Botton
  • Mad Men Series 6
  • A Week at The Airport/Alain de Botton
  • The Railway Man/Eric Lomax
  • Bright Lights, Big City/Jay McInerney
  • Stones of Venice/John Ruskin
  • The Sea, the Sea/Iris Murdoch
  • Childe Harold/Lord Byron
  • All The Pretty Horses/Cormac McCarthy
  • Extreme Rambling/Mark Thomas
  • Story of my Life/Jay McInerney
  • Venice Observed/Mary McCarthy