In 1975, the two men in the center of this photograph met through a mountaineering club in the Midlands of England. That’s thirty-four years they have been camping, climbing, hiking and walking together. In case you don’t recognize my husband John from this picture taken after a trip to Nepal in 1982, he’s the second man from the right. Standing next to him on his right (wearing a vest), is his long time friend Ray.
John and I were walking on Dartmoor today with Ray and his girlfriend Mij. While we covered about nine miles, I was snapping away taking so many pictures I was frequently lagging behind the three of them. Not surprising to me, I seemed to catch most of my photographs of them from behind. It was an amazing walk and I’ll be back tomorrow with more pictures to share, but I wanted to post a couple of John and Ray from today… still walking the same path after all these years.
Ah, I love me some 70’s nostalgia. 🙂
John hasn’t changed much. Would he ever think of travelling over this way again? And would you ever think of coming too? Just asking…….
I do love how all your photos show John (or whoever) way up ahead as a tiny speck, climbing the next cliff . . .
Wonderful then and now photos!
interesting, especially in the wake of facebook where we catch up with so many of our old friends.
Elizabeth, thank you so much for your comments on my blog! I’m so happy to have made your acquaintance, and to know “Gifts of the Journey.” I love how our stories are so similar and also so wonderfully disparate. Your photos of Cornwall are breathtaking. My family lived in London for a while in the 1960s, and we have a photograph taken at Land’s End—sadly, that’s the last time I was in Cornwall! But I hope to return, and would love to say an in-person hello.