Sunday, 27 December 2009

What I did today - a walk on Hadrian's Wall WHS

We forgot to take the flag - and this is a colour pic.

Cold and snowing, but decided that the computer screen pallor needed to be removed, so went for a walk.

This is Walltown, Northumberland, the former quarry, then Walltown Crags and a section of Hadrian's Wall. Magnificent views north to the Scottish border on a clear day! Then back again through the quarry, to complete a circular walk.

It was snowing lightly, hence a few blobs on the camera lens, but feel certainly better for the exercise and air, although memo to self - boots leak and really must buy new (but they are such old friends and so comfortable...).

This is a Picasa open view web album, click on pic below to open to thumbnails, then click on each pic to enlarge. Yes these are in colour...

The ducks seemed happy enough.

Walltown: Hadrian's Wall World Heritage Site, Northumberland, Dec 27th 2009

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UNESCO World Heritage Site information:

The “Hadrian’s Wall” which was previously inscribed on the World Heritage List, is part of the transnational property “Frontiers of the Roman Empire”.

Roman Wall Blues

Over the heather the wet wind blows,
I've lice in my tunic and a cold in my nose.

The rain comes pattering out of the sky,
I'm a Wall soldier, I don't know why.

The mist creeps over the hard grey stone,
My girl's in Tungria; I sleep alone.

Aulus goes hanging around her place,
I don't like his manners, I don't like his face.

Piso's a Christian, he worships a fish;
There'd be no kissing if he had his wish.

She gave me a ring but I diced it away;
I want my girl and I want my pay.

When I'm a veteran with only one eye
I shall do nothing but look at the sky.

WH Auden


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