Crossing water

I think it struck me first  about the desire people from the earliest times must have had to cross water to reach another piece of land, when we were in Northern Ireland and looking across the Irish Sea at the Paps of Jura and the Mull of Kintyre. I could just imagine people on either shore looking across at the distant hills and having an urge to go and see what was there.

I had read of Viking voyages, and the Kon-Tiki experiment, so I had it in my mind from childhood. But standing on a beautiful sandy beach, looking across at those distant misty hills, I could guess how those early travellers must have launched their dug-out boats and set off to see what they could find.

My featured image is looking across from Appledore to Instow; we stood on the quay and looked across the River Torridge and I wanted to go to that little collection of houses… and we did… but we cheated and drove there!


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