erynn: Gaelic merman image (GONZO!)
A nice comfy bed, a pillow, and actual walls around me were very helpful with that sleep thingummy. In other words, I spent a restful night at Chez [livejournal.com profile] hagazusa after some tasty tomato soup, some bread, and a lovely bit of mildly sharp cheddar. [livejournal.com profile] fififolle has been contacted with arrangements for swooping in and taking me away. It's raining off and on today again, but there shall be a voyage out to see the pwny Miss Boo (rest assured, photos will be taken), rain or shine.

I'm still exceedingly creaky but doing a little better. At least a few brain cells have been restored. The keyboards here have things in different places than I'm used to. Once I'm done with this, there will be bits of scribbling in my pilgrimage journal.

As it happens, I am in the land of the Brigantes, so I am once again in Brigid territory, if you will. She and Manannan (whose namesake ferry I made the crossing in, from Isle of Man to Liverpool) have been showing up regularly. Once I get to Brittany, I will be firmly in Merlin territory, and [livejournal.com profile] eydimork says that they have some alternate Merlin stories about what happened to him in that cave and all that. I shall be most interested to hear the local Merlin lore and see the sights, as well as attend the Festival Interceltique in Lorient. I believe Breesha will be there as well, from what she said when we met last week.

I've been having a fine time despite yesterday's utter brain death. Looking forward to the day's adventures!
erynn: Gaelic merman image (GONZO!)
A nice comfy bed, a pillow, and actual walls around me were very helpful with that sleep thingummy. In other words, I spent a restful night at Chez [livejournal.com profile] hagazusa after some tasty tomato soup, some bread, and a lovely bit of mildly sharp cheddar. [livejournal.com profile] fififolle has been contacted with arrangements for swooping in and taking me away. It's raining off and on today again, but there shall be a voyage out to see the pwny Miss Boo (rest assured, photos will be taken), rain or shine.

I'm still exceedingly creaky but doing a little better. At least a few brain cells have been restored. The keyboards here have things in different places than I'm used to. Once I'm done with this, there will be bits of scribbling in my pilgrimage journal.

As it happens, I am in the land of the Brigantes, so I am once again in Brigid territory, if you will. She and Manannan (whose namesake ferry I made the crossing in, from Isle of Man to Liverpool) have been showing up regularly. Once I get to Brittany, I will be firmly in Merlin territory, and [livejournal.com profile] eydimork says that they have some alternate Merlin stories about what happened to him in that cave and all that. I shall be most interested to hear the local Merlin lore and see the sights, as well as attend the Festival Interceltique in Lorient. I believe Breesha will be there as well, from what she said when we met last week.

I've been having a fine time despite yesterday's utter brain death. Looking forward to the day's adventures!
erynn: Gaelic merman image (Inis Man)
I wasn't down in Douglas today at Cafe Avanti so I was unable to log back into LJ on the iPad, therefore posting from the phone again. Met Breesha, greetings from [livejournal.com profile] nancyblue were passed and returned. South Barrule was duly climbed. Niarbyl was visited & the cottage from Waking Ned was photographed. Two Brigid sites were visited, though no wells were accessible. Went to Onchan & photographed crosses for [livejournal.com profile] alfrecht, and Chinese food was had. Am now an ex-parrot. I might possibly be mobile tomorrow. Weather was lovely & I hope it holds while I'm here. Not yet decided on tomorrow's activities. Having an excellent, if achy, time.
erynn: Gaelic merman image (Inis Man)
I wasn't down in Douglas today at Cafe Avanti so I was unable to log back into LJ on the iPad, therefore posting from the phone again. Met Breesha, greetings from [livejournal.com profile] nancyblue were passed and returned. South Barrule was duly climbed. Niarbyl was visited & the cottage from Waking Ned was photographed. Two Brigid sites were visited, though no wells were accessible. Went to Onchan & photographed crosses for [livejournal.com profile] alfrecht, and Chinese food was had. Am now an ex-parrot. I might possibly be mobile tomorrow. Weather was lovely & I hope it holds while I'm here. Not yet decided on tomorrow's activities. Having an excellent, if achy, time.
erynn: Gaelic merman image (Inis Man)
This morning I went out to Peel to see Peel Castle and the House of Manannan center. The castle was interesting, and I'd never actually been inside one before. Lots of fog, but I did get a bunch of photos. There was a pretty good audio tour of the place. HoM was a little cheesy but had some interesting stuff there. It's definitely geared for folks who don't know much about history generally.

I had some of the local seafood at Harbor Lights cafe on the Peel promenade. The local scallops are really good, and the salmon was beautifully done. After lunch I sat in the sea wall at the beach for a while and wrote in my notebook. Right now I'm back at Cafe Avanti in Douglas, and will be catching some dinner after he in town before I go back to the campsite. Tomorrow I'm supposed to be going around the island with Breesha, and the weather is supposed to be considerably better. I'm hoping she'll be open to driving me out to South Barrule so I can visit the ring fort there, but I don't know. I may have to rent a car in Thursday, as the trail isn't accessible by public transit.
erynn: Gaelic merman image (Inis Man)
This morning I went out to Peel to see Peel Castle and the House of Manannan center. The castle was interesting, and I'd never actually been inside one before. Lots of fog, but I did get a bunch of photos. There was a pretty good audio tour of the place. HoM was a little cheesy but had some interesting stuff there. It's definitely geared for folks who don't know much about history generally.

I had some of the local seafood at Harbor Lights cafe on the Peel promenade. The local scallops are really good, and the salmon was beautifully done. After lunch I sat in the sea wall at the beach for a while and wrote in my notebook. Right now I'm back at Cafe Avanti in Douglas, and will be catching some dinner after he in town before I go back to the campsite. Tomorrow I'm supposed to be going around the island with Breesha, and the weather is supposed to be considerably better. I'm hoping she'll be open to driving me out to South Barrule so I can visit the ring fort there, but I don't know. I may have to rent a car in Thursday, as the trail isn't accessible by public transit.

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