Friday, 1 August 2008

Desert Island Drive #6

(Click on photos to enlarge.)
A view of Hadrian's Wall with my back to Birdoswald.

This is the Military Road B6318 looking eastwards towards Birdoswald.

And the same road looking westwards towards Banks village.

This is looking towards Birdoswald farmhouse/Roman Fort.

Hadriana was the one taking the photos on a sublime, superb, marvellous, sunny day.

18 comments:

Lindsay said...

Glad to see you back using your camera!

Elsie Button said...

lovely pics - never been!

Hadriana's Treasures said...

Hi Elsie and Lindsay. I've been a bit frustrated by the blogger format this time...not worked out as I had hoped it would. I should have composed it back to front...but never mind...I enjoyed the chance to indulge myself. Yes. I do need to get out and take some more photos of the countryside. There's always something going on!

Hadriana's Treasures said...

For instance we were out walking, the whole family, with the dog. We met some Hadrian's Wall walkers and they mentioned they were from Shepton Mallet. Hubbie mentioned he'd been in a pub there called the "Poacher's Pocket" and they lived within a stone's throw! They told us that they'd just seen a water vole in our local river/burn/beck (The Tipalt)...

Sandi McBride said...

And England is still the greenest country I have ever been in. Sighing here...
hugs
Sandi

Arthur Clewley said...

it is quite nice up your way hadriana. last time I walked along that road it was sunset and snowy but that was a while back. I suppose the romans must have gone by now have they?

Hadriana's Treasures said...

Hi Sandi and hello again AC: Yes, Sandi, England (and the rest of the UK) is very green. When we were stuck out in the desert we were pretty homesick for it!

AC - Glad you've experienced it personally. I think the Romans have gone but I reckon all their descendants are kicking around the place now. The Romans drank beer, the Celts drank beer, the Angles drank beer, the Geordies drink beer. Aah! You can see I've been doing some research (very thoroughly).

Hadriana's Treasures said...

That was clever AC!...or are you the Time Lord in disguise?

Fat, frumpy and fifty... said...

gosh hadriana, you sure get a bout a bit ...in the nicest possible way of course.

thanks for leaving comments on my blog..wouldve replied sooner, but Internet explorer wont let me open my blog for some reason from yesterday!! so had to download another browser...whats that about then?

yeah we've moved from our rural idyll to urban city life....

from your posts you do sound nearby, we share the wall then?

I have good pal in Gilsland, visited her yesterday. In town centre myself often, well obviuosly!

do email me sometime.

sazfab@hotmail.com

Hadriana's Treasures said...

Hello FFF...nice to hear from you again. I'll be in touch! Yes...I'm very close to Gilsland. Not saying where exactly though :-)

Expatmum said...

Spent a great day at Chesters Roman Fort and Housteads just before we left. They even did a battle scene complete with Roman soldiers, speaking in latin no less. And the scenery....
And there's nothing like those straight Roman roads.

Hadriana's Treasures said...

Hi expatmum. Glad to hear that you had a good trip home and that the weather was kind to you at the end! Chesters is absolutely lovely. I've been past Housesteads but not actually gone in there yet. It's on my "to do list"!

Tismee2 said...

Hi, I'm up and across a bit from you! Came over from expats blog.
We always go along the Roman Road when we are over that way for some reason - because the boys love the hump and bumps that make their tummies tickle! You don't get that on the A69!

Funny we were talking about the Romans today, my youngest was asking if there are any left near the big wall. I said 'probably'. Well some of the Northumberland/Borders folk must be descended from them!

Off to read some more
Gail

Gill - That British Woman said...

Last time I was there was when we were in school.................

thanks for the trip back to memory lane........

Gill from Canada

Hadriana's Treasures said...

Hi Tismee2/Gail Pleased to meet you! Perhaps you, FFF and I should meet up some time? Will go and have a look at your site shortly.

Hi Gill from Canada (originally from Cumbria). Glad you liked the post. I must admit I indulged myself as I thought it would bore the pants off all and sundry. Very pleasantly surprised that people like it so that means I can whip out my camera some more (so to speak)!

Tismee2 said...

More photo's please! I usually forget my camera on trips across country. It's usually raining though so no point.

Gail

Arthur Clewley said...

all those years of therapy about my wing mirror elbow fetish, I've thought I was cured for months now, and the this...

Hadriana's Treasures said...

Hello again, AC, so you noticed my Northumbrian tan then? That's very eagle eyed of you..."Die dulci fuere!" "Have a nice day"!