Wednesday, 19 September 2012
Maybe that level of trust was also abused.It only takes one or two incidents to erode good will and freedom to show yourself around is usually the victim.
You can still stroll round both villages though on a network of trails for free and do your own thing visiting the many mining relics.
A nice and interesting walk to break Alex in again......And a great sunset come nightfall back at my own house a thousand feet below.
First up a stunning visual and aural portrait of the gap that has always existed between rich and poor since the dawn of time.
Dead can dance.The host of Seraphim.
If you want to imagine how hard life must have been in these two mining villages in the past look no further than this.Better than most two hour films I,ve seen.I go to the four corners of the world ,sailing my computer like a magic carpet above the stars, just to bring you some of its treasures.
Enjoy.Get those hankies ready.
Monday, 10 September 2012
This gives you a real look at the area. The same guy seems to be multi talented as his music is on here as well on a separate video. Worth a visit. Good songs.
This whole area reminded me of my holiday visiting my sister in South Australia. It's very similar both in landscape and mining background. Oz mines are still highly productive though. Here's the story of Tabrax. It's very interesting with great vintage and up to date pictures of the place. It has a map and details of the 1920,s starvation march when the mine closed down.
I love going to places like this and finding out about them. They always surprise you with a rich back history.
Next up was Forth. 3500 folk live here. Named either because it was the forth stop on the overland horse coach carrying the mail in the bad old days or from an ancient term meaning "The open air". As it sits on a broad ridge looking over an already high plain it fully deserves its title.
All through my bike ride I passed farms and houses with wind or view in the title. Mountainblaw, Fairwinds, Viewfeild. It certainly has both.
Pick a good day to visit.
You see some strange sights out this way though. There is a network of minor yellow roads all over this district so you can work out your own route from the map, short or long.
Monday, 3 September 2012
You get to play sardines here with other tourists.
Did I manage to climb 3000 feet in a city.Yup! According to my pocket altimeter it was 3170 feet after three runs up and down Jacob,s ladder at the end.A long tiring day but I enjoyed it.Only nine miles of foot slog but more hills and stairs than I care to remember.A great city to get fit in.