Duke rose (1)With an afternoon to myself (while the ladies of the household went down to the mall and the gentlemen immersed themselves in technology), I borrowed a bicycle and went down to the Duke University campus again to check out the much-recommended Sarah P. Duke Gardens. Having forgotten to bring a lock along, I was rather encumbered and so didn’t see quite as much of the place as I would have liked – there are around five miles of trails, and I had to stick to the main ones. Even then, I was rewarded with an abundance of plants, flowers and insects and could have wandered for hours had food and socialising not been calling me.

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