On 25/10/2015 08:45, Malcolm J Watkins wrote:
> I suspect there is some confusion here. Surely we must consider the
> likelihood that 'port' in the context is not necessarily as David has
> suggested but more to do with carrying as in the Latin 'portandum'?
> The portways are thus carriage routes as opposed to routes to ports
> (of whatever nature).
Nice observation Malcom!
Also thanks John Wood for the comment that "main entry and exit places
of trade that serve a given area or hinterland whether on the
coast or ports on rivers." as you echo my own thoughts about ports.