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Words from the Road: Belfast

Note: I’ll be editing this post later tonight or tomorrow morning with a picture or two, but I’m not sure when I’ll have a chance and wanted to get something up now. The plane was stifling as it taxied down the tarmac to Heathrow. The airport itself was much nicer, though the roughly eighty security […]

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On the Road

Roads go ever ever on, Over rock and under tree, By caves where never sun has shone, By streams that never find the sea; Over snow by winter sown, And through the merry flowers of June, Over grass and over stone, And under mountains in the moon. Roads go ever ever on Under cloud and […]

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Mid-Week Training

This morning I woke up at my usual time, had my usual breakfast, and then slung 65 pounds of metal over my shoulder for my hour-long commute. With my unusual accoutrement, I expected the ride to be a lot worse, but people were remarkably polite about my hiking backpack and its accompanying knapsack. Having two […]

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Join us tomorrow!

Tomorrow we are doing our second public training walk, where you will have the chance to see how we’re training and how it will feel to walk one of the more-than-twenty days we will be walking just six months from now in Scotland (six months from today we’ll be approaching Scone, getting close to the […]

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A True Quest… Square Enix Style

For April Fool’s this year, Google gave us a great gift – an 8-bit version of their phenomenal Google Maps software. Half a dozen people pointed it out to us while it was on this weekend, but because of our training and other commitments we didn’t get to it in time to make something of […]

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Words from the Road: Glasgow

When an adventuring party in Dungeons and Dragons needs to cross a river or a part of the ocean like we did on Sunday morning, they go down to the docks and hire a boat. In modern UK it’s not quite that easy – much better to talk to P&O Ferry, who does all the […]

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Words from the Road: Larne

This post is being posted on October 1st, but was written on September 29th from Larne, Northern Ireland, and that’s why it is dated as such. Check out our “Journal” page to get all the latest updates! Belfast was an amazingly beautiful city, full of great sights, wonderful people, and exactly the weather they describe […]

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Heavy Armour, Hard To Carry?

My armour is probably the most visible thing we’ve worn to date on our public training walks. It has gotten a few comments from people, from ex-SCA players to people who wanted to know if we were making a movie; some people have wanted to touch it or even try it on. (Sadly, I have […]

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The Final Roster

Since the inception of the Quest for the Cure, we have seen a number of roster changes, for reasons ranging from personal to professional to health-related. It has been a long road – no pun intended – and when we bought our tickets last week, we had our final roster in mind. On September 27th, […]

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Betting Against the Wayfarers

“The trip is impossible.” We have been hearing this since the beginning. Between family members and friends, I don’t think we had a better than 50% faith rate – and, to be fair, most of them thought it was a crackpot idea of mine that would fade into obscurity and become a matter of “hm, […]

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