King Arthur’s Navy

We’re currently on chapter eight of The Retreat to Avalon, where Arthur leads his army to Gaul to battle Euric’s Visigoths. I’ve been looking forward to this one because today we’re talking about ships, sailors and the concept of a navy in King Arthur’s time. The idea of Arthur having a navy isn’t something that … Read more

A quick trip to Scotland

“Fifty is a big milestone. What do you want to do for your birthday?” my wife asked me.“I don’t know. Go to Scotland?” I responded, not being serious, as usual.“Ok, book it!” She said. I’m the luckiest guy in the world. Lots of pictures ahead. We hope you enjoy them. When you have a job, … Read more

Travel in the Arthurian Age

I’m sitting in an airport irritated by last minute cancellations that have thrown a wrench in our travel plans. But considering what we have available to us today, I really have nothing to complain about. In the course of less than 8 hours, assuming no further mishaps, I will have traveled over 1,500 miles. That … Read more