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Balbriggan break ….

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Day 144 – L: Nooooo, do I have to get up……? We had breakfast and packed everything up and set off again. We managed to find what remains of Dunmoe Castle this morning on the way out. It stands on…

East, West … Home is best?

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Day 139 – S: Even though downstairs, everyone was getting ready for school and work, we slept on. We have noticed that with the homes here being wooden, when you are downstairs, you hear every thump upstairs. Strangely when you…

On to Lusk …….

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Day 129 – L: Ow, the feet are aching……… This morning we decided to go for a walk along the cliffs on the seashore. We set out after breakfast and buying a few, not such healthy, snacks from the little…

Norwegian Days and Moonshine Nights

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It’s surprising how well we can sleep when the wind is trying it’s best to keep us up. Even with the howl and whistle of air rushing past the trees to our back, we wake the next morning well-rested and…

Nearly Summer!

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Only 10 days to the winter solstice here in Scotland, the shortest day of the year. After that the days will become longer (thank God) and we will be heading towards Spring. Work on the book continues very slowly as…

Bonnie Scotland

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scotAfter almost a week back home it was time for a visit to my favourite place in Scotland, Applecross. This small village in the North West of Scotland has an attraction for most people who visit, those that aren’t drawn…

The Final Leg – Lithuania to the English Channel

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The Semi Final Leg – Lithuania to the English Channel A Schloss with evil eyes near Dresden in Saxony east Germany Several thousand kilometres later after leaving Lithuania since the previous blog, we have finally again arrived on the English…

08/20/2013 – 47 days/5164 miles

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All I can say about the Isle of Skye is that it really is absolutely beautiful.  Here’s some pictures that don’t really do it justice…                   The Old Man of Storr                         Kilt Rock Quiraing.  This area was my favorite place […]

Lithuania

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Vilnius Lithuania   We were blessed with perfect weather of 28*C throughout our all too brief sojourne through Lithuania- but we have to keep moving unfortunately. Sunset over the lake at Ignalina Lithuania Lithuania strikes as somewhat wealthier and more…

Latvia

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Latvian flag Latvia is obviously a lot poorer and still has much further to move from it’s Communist era days than its neighbours Estonia and Lithuania, but for all that was fascinating! Marianne was sure she liked all the old…

Estonia

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Estonia July 2013 A fairly short ferry trip (21/2 hours) brought us from Helsinki to Talinn Estonia and our first glimpse of the Baltic countries. Talinn “Old Town” on a fine afternoon was a delight to walk around for a…

Finland

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Finland July 2013 There are a few things to be said about the Finns: They speak and write a language which might as well be Ethiopian as far as we are concerned? (Fortunately the younger ones speak reasonable English in…

Sweden

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Sweden 11th July 2013 Sweden ! We were a little sorry to leave Denmark behind as (in the rain again),we trundled over yet another mighty bridge (the Oresund Bridge between Denmark & Sweden – Europe’s longest at 7.85km). Paying about…

Denmark

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Denmark 25th – 30th June 2013   Well Denmark is a lovely country! The first thing that struck us was how friendly the Danes were and how most of them can speak English – which makes life easier. Many came…

Van Puumala (Finland) naar huis

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Het oostelijk merengebied De eerste dag in Puumala is een matig succes. De hele dag een grijze lucht en veel buien, veel slechter dan voorspeld. We lezen en we computeren op de camping, hoewel internet door het slechte weer ook…

England #8 (London #5) 5/13

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  It was our last day in London. How much could we cram in? Perhaps there was a better way to see more without walking 10 miles. Historically, London was a very busy port and the center of commerce. The…

England #7 (London #4) 5/13

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  Our time to see London was running short so we hit the pavement. Turns out walking is perhaps the best way to see many of London’s most famous attractions. Of the hundreds of monuments scattered around the city, the…

Van Tartu (Estland) naar Puumala (Finland)

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Tartu We look at Tartu, Estonia’s second city with the oldest university.Friendly atmosphere, especially in the sun. The botanical garden is not spectacular, it looks like a garden center in the Netherlands. Lahemaa National Park Skip to Lahemaa National Park,…