And a nice parable from John Muir about hiking and sauntering (link via Jake/granderojo!)
Have a peaceful Christmas/Saturnalia/Solstice and remember Spring is never too far away!
Comment by Myles
25/Dec/2012 at 7:18 am
Happy Winter Festival to you, Ed, David and fellow Protean saunterers. That\’s a lovely article; I\’ll never refer to myself as hiker again!
Comment by Stepan
25/Dec/2012 at 7:56 pm
Happy holidays to you too!
Comment by Jake McKenzie
31/Dec/2012 at 11:32 am
I was the one who sent you the link on twitter Ed. Glad to see the link I sent you made the Christmas news post. Look forward to sauntering some more in Proteus!
Comment by Ed
31/Dec/2012 at 11:35 am
Indeed! Typical me, I forgot to do that edit. Cheers!
Comment by Keith Callenberg
2/Jan/2013 at 5:35 pm
Here is some extra evidence that Muir\’s derivation was fact not fiction. The OED says:
1691 J. Ray S. & E. Country Words 111 To Santer about; or go Santering up and down. It is derived from Saincte terre, i.e. The Holy Land, because of old time..many idle persons went from place to place, upon pretence that they..intended to take the Cross upon them, and to go thither.