Miscellaneous writers on travel
You may have noticed that I didn’t manage a Monday Musings last week. Mr Gums and I have just arrived home from our 7-weeks sojourn overseas – so normal service will resume soon, both here and in my reading of your blogs!
Today, though, I thought I’d share a small, eclectic collection of quotes about travellers and travelling that I’ve come across recently. All of them reflect, in some way, our experiences over the last 7 weeks.
Murray Bail in The voyage (2012)
The other passengers went off in different directions, their alertness to novel sights gave the impression they had more energy than the locals, an optical illusion, most likely.
I climb and climb and climb, halting perforce betimes, to ease the violent aching of my quadriceps muscles …
Washington Irving in Tales of the Alhambra (1832)
… but above all we laid in an ample stock of good humor, and a genuine disposition to be pleased, determining to travel in true contrabandista style, taking things as we found them, rough or smooth, and mingling with all classes and conditions in a kind of vagabond companionship.
Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life.
Do these speak to you? And do you have any favourite travel quotes?