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On the Road

May 5, 2015

On the Road This is one of my favourite photos taken by Ian in New Zealand while we were on the road from lake Te Anau to Milford Sound.

Since returning home I have been reading ‘Tales from the Queen of the Desert’ by Gertrude Bell, who was born in Durham and whose family resided in the hall at Mount Grace Priory near Northallerton, North Yorkshire.

I would like to share with you this short extract from her story which inspired the film ‘Queen of the Desert:’

All the earth is seamed with roads, and all the sea is furrowed with the tracks of ships, and over all the roads and all the waters a continuous stream of people passes up and down – travelling, as they say, for their pleasure. What is it I wonder, that they go out for to see? (Hesperus Press Limited: 2015)

If you have kept a journal of your travels you might like to review your notes, make a list of what you saw and select one place to write about so that others can see it as vividly as Gertrude Bell conjures up pictures of Persia.

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