Friday, 15 August 2014

#142: Go Rambling

When I first moved to the UK I found it strange how many English people spoke of going for a walk or 'a Ramble'. As an American, I thought that they meant going for a casual stroll, maybe around the block or something. It took me a while to understand that 'Rambling' is a past time for many people and that instead of walking, it's closer to what Americans would call hiking. The law in the UK allows for a Right to Roam which means that there are many public footpaths/trails across much of the country, including along the coast, where the public can walk across private land.
While in Cornwall, I took advantage of the dramatic coast line and rambled along the cliffs. I even had champagne as the sun set. Very nice.

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