Anyone who’s read this blog for any length of time will know that I’ve got a bit of a thing for those literary places that connect up with writers I like. So, one of the highlights of a recent trip to the USA was a trip to Walden Pond. We were staying in Boston for a few days so took the suburban commuter train to Concord and then walked out to Walden Pond, the place Thoreau made famous. It’s about a half an hour walk. It was well worth the trip to walk the lake and see the reconstruction of Thoreau’s cottage as well as the site of the original house, which people make literary pilgrimages to. Which is what I was doing I suppose.