The study and understanding of ancient history has been a passion of mine for many years. Within Roman history, Hadrian and his son Marcus Aurelius are two of my favorite roman emperors and philosophers. Hadrian’s Wall (122 a.d.) in northern England stands as a testament of these mighty civilizations, its scale, and importance. I was fortunate to walk Hadrian’s Wall for 88 miles across England from Northumbria through Cumbria. The landscape was majestic and one could feel the history whispering along the entire path. I wanted to keep my gear light but I made room for my CROSS Peerless 125 and sketchbook capturing special moments along the way.