Heartfelt thanks to those who left comments on the previous post. I appreciated the sentiments very much. I got back to Woodbury last Saturday evening, and actually spent much of Sunday combing through my gear, checking my notes, and beginning … Continue reading


The pedestrian part of my Challenge ended on Day 4, when my right ankle, which I thought had recovered from a twist suffered two weeks before, declared unequivocally that it had not. I “retired,” as the Challenge people so nicely … Continue reading


I won’t have any tonsorial concerns in Scotland. I went out yesterday morning and had myself shorn. Not quite a buzz cut (what my grandfather, who took me to the barber when I was very small, called a “pineapple”), but … Continue reading