Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Tall tales & true from the legendary past

Yesterday Richard took a rare day off. He went to buy canvas for the boat (Blog coming soon) and visited friends he hasn't seen for many, many years.
One of them was a man named Richard Barnes.
We have a black & white photo on our wall that Richard Barnes took in the 70's, of Richard L & his friend William Fairbank sitting atop a horse drawn cart on their way to Barsham fair.
It speaks of two young adventurers reliving the past & hoping to move on to a brighter future.


(See also this photo from the Albion kids show).

Richard Barnes is a member of the Long riders guild; he rode the length & breadth of England, Scotland & Wales. An incredible task; it seems there are lots of courageous & brave individuals & groups out there hitting the road with just horses for companions.
Here's a quote from the enormously time consuming & fascinating website......
"The Long Riders' Guild is the world's first international association of equestrian explorers, and is an invitation-only organisation. It was formed in 1994 to represent men and women of all nations who have ridden more than 1,000 continuous miles on a single equestrian journey. "
There is also this website 'Nomads united' which is guaranteed to create an aching wanderlust in all who read it. Here's a photo from it.


6 comments:

Roxi said...

hmmm, i dont know about a wanderlust, but there was definitely some kind of lust stirred by some those pics.... what amazing looking people!

skips said...

Hello my favourite Aunty. Thank you sooooo much for my present, they are too small though. I keep forgetting to call you when it's the right time there, so I'll drop you this line to say thanks. My feet are a size 9, I think you got 7? I don't know, but I'll send them back, and try to call you one of these days. Mwah.

JoeyJoJo said...

Pretty good huh.
Did you find the Australian guy named Vy with his horse Pakal. Crikey...I'd walk across miles of tundra....

cheekeemonkee said...

......and my dead body babe

Anonymous said...

this is remarkable stuff. You must tell us more of these adventures.

Anonymous said...

The Albion Kids Show Lorry is currently in Hackney along with Puppet Booth and Ship
Rog