June 8, 2006
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A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland

by James Boswell and Samuel Johnson

Dipping into these notes -- the amicable beginning, as I suppose, of the genre of modern travel literature -- was often delightful. Two characters set off on a fairly arduous experiment in tourism. Neither are very proficient travelers, and Dr. Johnson must have been a very particular (and so very difficult) guest. Tons of fun.

A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland
Callanish, Isle of Lewis