Not so long ago the entire life experience of an individual was limited by the distance he or she could walk. A trip to the next village was a trip to the edge...
from the Australian Pedestrian Charter Pedestrian Council of Australia
A group making its way through a swamp
Location: Bendigo District
Subject: Walking, Floods, Swamps
Record Number: MM 008965
(Museum of Victoria Biggest Family Album)
Comments: ped charter
I love this: "A trip to the next village was a trip to the edge..." Imagine that kind of mystery being just a walk away. It's like reading our Thoreau in Maine or Cape Cod.
Posted by Greg at July 9, 2004 02:21 AM
Posted by Lance Boyle at July 9, 2004 07:14 AM
Yes - I suspect my local villages are rather thin on edge - but I may work up the nerve to walk up later and have a look around.
Posted by boynton at July 9, 2004 03:48 PM