From Dartmoor

The dogs here are friendly, at least I haven’t heard anything howling over the moors. The cows, on the other hand, now those you have to watch.

The picture, from the top of Hayter Tor shows a “tramway” from the old quarries. It doesn’t look like much, but it’s about 3km of carved stone rails. None of that simple and cheap wood stuff. Imagine the amount of labor that went into it.

Clearly it’s better than trying to push carts across muck, but surely there must have been an easier way.

Author: Amelia

A mild-mannered professor of computer science in real-life, I remove my glasses in the evening to become, well, a mild-mannered author in my alternate reality. I mostly write sweet romantic fiction, although with an occasional science-fiction or paranormal angle thrown in. I have interests in history, mathematics (D'oh), and cryptography. I'm also something of an Anglophile, and know that country pretty well. In addition to writing, research, and more writing, I volunteer with the scouts. I'm something of a nature-nut, enjoying long walks in the country with almost ultra-light gear, boating, and identifying wildlife.

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