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  • islandwalker
    Thanks! There a lot of nice info in there. I'm intrigued by Munigua - especially since it can only be reached by a dirt track. Here's a gps track from wikiloc for anyone interested. It looks like a stunning site...
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    islandwalker reacted to jungleboy's post in the thread Roman architecture for beginners with Thank you Thank you.
    Top 5 Roman Sites in Southern Spain (Published this week and written by the indefatigable Carole Raddato of Following Hadrian.)
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    Oh, @Faye Walker, I am so glad you like it. All three of us in our family are loving this series. We can hardly believe our eyes at some of the steps taken to produce these constructions. I thought I knew a lot about Roman roads and aqueducts...
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    On my 2019 pilgrimage, I walked two sections of paths which I had been informed were Roman roads: a section of the route up to Fuenfria Pass on the Madrid and an interesting walk from near Diamondi down to the river crossing at Belesar, on the...
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    islandwalker reacted to Faye Walker's post in the thread Roman Roads in Spain and Portugal with Love - Red heart Love - Red heart.
    Watching now on my hotspot and it’s *amazing* — a hotel! That gives evidence to the amount of traffic on that particular road! *Swoon* Thank you @islandwalker
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    islandwalker reacted to trecile's post in the thread Bed sheets with Like Like.
    I use this 8mm silk habotai fabric from Dharma Trading. I buy the white silk and dye it. Here's what one of my sleep sacks looks like. https://www.dharmatrading.com/fabric/silk/silk-habotai-8mm.html?lnav=fabric_silk.html
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    islandwalker reacted to trecile's post in the thread Bed sheets with Like Like.
    A regular sheet is pretty heavy - if you sew, or know someone who does you can buy lightweight silk and easily make a fitted sheet. I make silk sleep sacks that have straps to keep them attached to the bed. You may not even need a complete...
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    islandwalker reacted to VNwalking's post in the thread Roman Roads in Spain and Portugal with Love - Red heart Love - Red heart.
    Yes, a pity because it looks like there are some fantastic videos, right up my alley. I have bookmarked the post, though, so that I can try another time (and/or place).
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    Hmm...that is a shame, because watching the entire series is like taking a course in Roman engineering. The narrator is enthusiastic and the topics are presented as mysteries to be solved. The visuals alone, especially the animated reenactments...
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    Not sure I was clear enough -- but Roman roads were dirt roads along most of their length, so that when I say that the current dirt roads are similar but the tarmacked sections are not, it was an answer. As to the paved section, virtually...
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