The Water Carrier November 8th 2014 Eric used to ramble on about seagulls following the trawler and was very dismissive about the contribution of the water carrier. The Romans it seems were a bit more savvy about the need for water as the source of all things and demonstrated this with the imposing Aquaduct running through the town in Segovia. The structure is recognised as the greatest work of Roman civil engineering in the Iberian ... read more
Europe » Spain » Castile & León » Segovia Spain's powerful world empire of the 16th and 17th centuries ultimately yielded command of the seas to England. Subsequent failure to embrace the mercantile and industrial revolutions caused the country to fall behind Britain, France, and Germany in ... ... read more
The original purpose of the blog was the 20th wedding anniversary trip in 2006 / 2007 - Ashes cricket in Oz, setting off early in April and going the long way round!
The trip came to an end in February 2007 and for a while retrospective blogging was the only option (for reasons that you can find in the Road to Freedom).
There are still two to travel and the passport is now back in use in 2009. We get distracted in more than the odd football ground along the way, but it is all part of the journey.... full info