21st May, 2020 – A Walk

My eyes already touch the sunny hill./ Going far beyond the road I have begun...

Hello from Suffolk. Here's five minutes of civilised calm recorded in the peace of the English countryside. With a poem: A Walk by Rainer Maria Rilke.

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Warlight by Michael Ondaatje

On this day: 21st May, 1894, Queen Victoria opens the world's longest river navigation canal, the Manchester Ship Canal

On this day: 21st May, 1602, Captain Bartholomew Gosnold of Otley Hall, Suffolk, sights an unexplored coastline covered in wild grapes and names it Martha's Vineyard in memory of his daughter who had passed away

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