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Saturday 30 August 2003

Pix Of The Day: End Of The Long, Weary C2C Trail
CREDITS: © Terry Smith/Interesting Trekking Scenes MAP: Robin Hoods Bay
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Robin Hoods Bay 1 © Terry SmithRobin Hoods Bay 2 © Terry SmithRobin Hoods Bay 3 © Terry SmithRobin Hoods Bay 4 © Terry Smith
Guide book author A. Wainwright appears in many places on this web site. Three things brought him to the fore this week: Terry Smith, whose work has also appeared here before (and whose site is listed in 'UK CAMS' in the sidebar pulldown menu), did a two part feature [1] [2] on Robin Hoods Bay, and the Wainwright Society's mailing list alerted us to an excellent piece of travel writing by Michael Parfit. The connection between these three is the Coast to Coast walk across northern England, from sea to shining sea, which was first devised by 'AW" as he preferred to be known. Alfred if you are wondering, and what's wrong with that?

AW appears in a video about the route, and although the excellent Ordnance Survey maps have been discontinued, you may snap up a copy before they are all gone. AW's guide recommends the west to east direction to keep the prevailing wind blowing from behind: start at St. Bees, and the finish at Robin Hoods Bay. Terry spent time in and around the town at the east end of the walk, and Michael walked the whole route. Both articles link to other resources, and many more exist all over the web if you search. Michael's item is available on the Smithsonian web site in condensed form, or as a full PDF article in format. My own favorite link was Terry's reference to Thomas Challoner and his Astonishing Alum Industry. Check out Terry's walk to see the place that has been called the birthplace of the British chemical industry..

From Our 2002 Archive: Topless in Hurricane - Friday 30 August 2002

Topless in Hurricane © Ian Scott-ParkerThis old buggy stands in the Heritage Park in Hurricane, Utah. The tale goes that when Erastus Snow arrived to check out the area for settlement, a sudden wind blew the top off his buggy. This seems a more likely tale than the version that mentions his top hat blowing away. Reportedly he said, "That thar sure was some hurricane!", which was a mild retort under the circumstances, and the name stuck. I doubt if this was the same buggy, and the story seems a bit unlikely, but it's a gift for headline writers.
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Jules Laforgue (1860-1887)
"Ah! que la vie est quotidienne."
Oh, what a day-to-day business life is.
'Complainte sur certains ennuis' (1885)