If possible, visit the location you’re writing about. Even though it has changed, something remains, if only the wind, the sun, the mountains or lack of them, the sea, the river.
But beware. Even the sea can change. Of the original five south-east England Cinq Ports, members of a confederation formed in the 12th century for military and trade purposes, two are no longer on the sea.
The picture above, which hangs on the wall of my office, is one I bought as a child when we visited the picturesque town of Rye and my mother told me about the Cinq Ports. Rye wasn’t one of the original Cinq Ports, but took over from New Romney which was damaged by storms and silted up. Rye is now two miles from the sea.
4 replies on “2015 A to Z Challenge: V is for VISIT”
I remember being enchanted with the cinque ports when I read about them as a young child in an old Look and Learn magazine I was given. I love the picture you have because I think it must come from the same era. So pleased I “visited” your blog on this post in the A to Z challenge!! Special Teaching at Pempi’s Palace
I’m pleased, too. 🙂
Some of my favourite books as a child were those where the girls were rebelling against the restrictions of the time.
(This should be under W.) It’s good to know the rebelling bore fruit.