Today we were on a journey of great importance. We’d located The Irishman pub and booked a hotel nearby. We watched Ireland play Scotland in Paris. At stake was a place in the quarterfinals of the 2023 Rugby World Cup. Ireland dispatched Scotland and both of us were delighted. Each of us wondered what explained the presence of the other Irish jerseyed people. They couldn’t all be following Archbishop Sigeric on Our Francigena?[Read more…] about Day 25: Pilgrimage to Siena
I wore a huge smile as I cycled to see the leaning tower. Just being in Pisa on a warm, clear Autumn day was a privilege. The Arno reflected the cityscape. Wasn’t that Galileo? Hey grandkids, it’s Pisa not pizza.[Read more…] about Day 24: Pisa to Certaldo
I don’t know what to write about today. Here’s a list, notes to self, that might have helped if only I had the energy to expand them. I’m ready for sleep.[Read more…] about Day 23: Aulla to Pisa
We’re meeting more pilgrims in this region. Many of those we’ve spoken to have started in Canterbury but are walking sections as their schedules allow. I’m glad I’m cycling because a lot of this pilgrim trail is monotonous and while that does enable deep thought, it’s gruelling on 30 degree days with no shade.[Read more…] about Day 22: BedeBike
This is an adventure not a science or engineering experiment but I keep on coming across unknowns.
For example, why did it cost 8 for a single espresso in Lausanne and only 3.60 for a doppio (double) in Pavia?[Read more…] about 21: Rolling Resistance
Sometimes you have to wonder about voice-to-text dictation technology. This is why I tap-type, one fingered on my iPhone. But sometimes I try dictating just to see how the technology has improved since we bought Dragon NaturallySpeaking in 1997. I’ll let you decide.[Read more…] about Day 20: Dictation fails worse