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Discovering a Swedish corpse 

This summer, I visited the town of Varberg and its museum where I saw a very old, very famous and historically significant corpse – the Bocksten man. 255 more words


Walking in the Dales

So I’ve encountered another cultural thing.  The English do something called ‘Walking Holidays’ which I have never really experienced in my life growing up in the States. 1,050 more words

The Man in the Moss

A rich body of geographical lore, much of it related to real or imaginary hazards, characterises perceptions of bog landscapes. Bog bursts, will-o’-the-wisps, carnivorous plants, weird creatures, and perceptions of the ‘bottomless’ bog all play a part in the folklore of the landscapes. 950 more words


Weekly Photo Challenge: The Rule of Thirds at North Creek Park

Ryan and I spent a fun fall afternoon exploring North Creek Park’s peat bog and floating boardwalk but when it came to photos I couldn’t decide which element I liked more, the wild grasses, the blue sky or the curvy path leading us across and around the water.   34 more words


Lindow Man

Lindow man died a brutal and horrific death. His body was discovered in 1984, when workmen were cutting peat at Lindow Moss bog in north west England. 221 more words

The Cheese is Old and Moldy

In the summer of 1987, Paddy Coughlan and Dan O’Conner got to work digging peat on a farm near Glenahilty in Ireland’s Tipperary County and found a little more than they expected. 632 more words