Perhaps the best part of my travels is meeting several online friends in real life--I especially appreciate the 'taxi' service from @leisurelyviking and @jcmeloni. Traveling tends to reaffirm the faith I have in the connectedness of our world, as well as the deep-down beauty of stranger-friends.
I am here for an intensive summer workshop. I'd kind of forgotten what it feels like to be a student and take lecture notes. But it's all coming back very quickly...And I love that my instructor's recent research focuses on literary journeys through the Lake District of northern England. I am now scheming a jaunt to that region either before or after my conference in London next month. Such scenery. Such history. Such adventure! :)
PS: This journey marks my first out-of-the-country trip on my own. Also, my first by-myself ferry ride.