Mile Marker 478.6: Leicester and Nottingham (or where Richard III was lost then found and Robin Hood is a thorn in the side of the rich).

We have reached the Midlands...and more or less of the halfway point of this virtual adventure. This mileage was brought to you by some bike commuting and walks around Ohiopyle, PA during a brief road trip last week. Leicester Murder, mystery, mayhem. The War of the Roses. The death and disappearance of a King...until 2012 … Continue reading Mile Marker 478.6: Leicester and Nottingham (or where Richard III was lost then found and Robin Hood is a thorn in the side of the rich).

LEJOG Virtual Challenge: Mile Marker 438.7. Stratford-upon-Avon and Coventry

Before I start the virtual English tour part of this post, I want to spend a moment to say their names. Jacob Blake. George Floyd. Breonna Taylor. Ahmaud Arbery...the list goes on and on. Don't be complicit. Don't be silent. Do VOTE! Stratford-upon-Avon Most of my mileage as been due to bike commuting and if … Continue reading LEJOG Virtual Challenge: Mile Marker 438.7. Stratford-upon-Avon and Coventry

LEJOG Virtual Challenge: Mile Marker 285.7. Salisbury, Near Stonehenge

Received a postcard this time around that shows an idyllic beach scene in Bournemouth. From the reports coming out of England last weekend, the reality looked a liitle more like this! I'm sorry but that is my worst nightmare even in pre-pandemic days. I know you pasty white English are dying for sun when you … Continue reading LEJOG Virtual Challenge: Mile Marker 285.7. Salisbury, Near Stonehenge

LEJOG Virtual Challenge: Mileage Marker 185.7 Somewhere in Dorset

It has been quite the week or so since I last posted as cities across the United States, including Chicago, protested the killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer. The area where I live was in the heart of the first night of protests and the ensuing riots. I could spend all day … Continue reading LEJOG Virtual Challenge: Mileage Marker 185.7 Somewhere in Dorset

LEJOG Virtual Challenge: Mileage Marker 111.9 and Dartmoor National Park

Hello dear readers! I have been sitting virtually at this spot for some time now it seems. So where are we exactly? Ah, South Brent, located on the outskirts of Dartmoor National Park. While planning for my real trip, I very much wanted to make it to Dartmoor as it fit in with the literary … Continue reading LEJOG Virtual Challenge: Mileage Marker 111.9 and Dartmoor National Park

LEJOG Virtual Challenge: Mileage Marker 95.3 (Part 2)

Fowey to Polperro We'd continue on by taking the ferry to Polruan and picking up once again the South West Coast path. Our walk today takes us to the quaint Cornish fishing village of Polperro, notorious for, what else, smuggling in the 18th and 19th centuries. The Polperro Heritage Museum sounds like a good place … Continue reading LEJOG Virtual Challenge: Mileage Marker 95.3 (Part 2)