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As subtle as a dead pig


II ne faut pas jeter les perles devaiit les pourceaux.


A pig’s tail will not make a good arrow. SPANISH.


No one gives his pig to the hyena to keep


Do not drive black hogs at night


People don’t give black puddings to those who kill no pigs

Proverb Lore: Many Sayings, Wise Or Otherwise, on Many




“Young pigs grunt as old pigs grunted before them.” Polish Proverb



2 Tough and Crazy people get together and consider life through the Oracle of the Animated Gif. They contemplate family and heritage. They have been Wild Country Travelling for 2 weeks visiting the Living and the Passed.  There’s a good deal of the Scot in HER background. CRAIGS, BELLS, Macs  AND MORE.


If the blood is strong, the heart is Highland!


My heart’s in the Highlands, my heart is not here
My heart’s in the Highlands, a-chasing the deer
A-chasing the wild deer, and following the roe;
My heart’s in the Highlands, wherever I go.

Robert Burns


Or an excerpt from the Declaration of Arbroath
as long as but a hundred of us remain alive, never will we on any conditions be brought under English rule. It is in truth not for glory, nor riches, nor honours that we are fighting, but for freedom — for that alone, which no honest man gives up but with life itself.


Is sàmhach an obair dol a dholaidh. 

Going to ruin is silent work.

GAELIC PROVERBS. The fox and the wolf, walking together, came upon an ass

quietly grazing in a meadow. The fox pointed out an inscription on one of the ass's hind hoofs, and, addressing the wolf, said : "Go you and read that, you are a scholar and I am not." The wolf, flattered by the request, went proudly forward, and coming too close to the ass, got knocked in the head, leaving the fox to enjoy their common spoil. 87 Cha'n i a mliuc is sàimliche Is lugh a dh'itheas de'n drabh. It is not the quietest sow that eats the least. Is theab nach deachaidh. " Almost " went over a rock, And almost didn't.


2 Tough and Crazy people get together and consider life through the Oracle of the Animated Gif. They contemplate Travelling down the Highways.  They’re not going tonight. Tonight they’re home on Full Moon but THEY plan to travel next week in the StarWagon – down the Pacific Highway to Kalang and then up the WATERFALL WAY to Armidale.

A traveler to distant places should make no enemies.
Nigerian Proverb




I never saw a discontented tree.   They grip the ground as though
they liked it, and though fast rooted they travel about as far as
we do.  They go wandering forth in all directions with every wind,
going and coming like ourselves, traveling with us around the
sun two million miles a day, and through space heaven
knows how fast and far!
John Muir

A great traveller is a kind of introspective who, as she covers the ground outwardly, so she advances inwardly.Lawrence Durrell (1912 – 1990)
British novelist and poet.Referring to travel writer Freya Stark.

Extensive traveling includes a feeling of encapsulation, and travel, so broadening at first, contracts the mind.

Paul Theroux (1941 – )
U.S. writer.
The Great Railway Bazaar

Traveling is almost like talking with men of other centuries.René Descartes (1596 – 1650)
French philosopher and mathematician.
Discourse on Method

Penetrate the source and travel the pathways,
embrace the territory and treasure the roads.
You would do well to respect this;
do not neglect it.

    We used to travel to places near and far. Now we get sore butts from riding in the car.

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