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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…

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 RockQuiraing.  This area was my favorite place of…

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…

England # 6 (Godalming) 5/13

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The historic town of Godalming in Surrey lays on the banks of the River Wey in a hilly, heavily wooded part southwest of London.First mentioned in the will of King Alfred the Great (849 – 899) it probably existed…

England #5 London #3 5/13

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So many museums. So little time. We hopped on the Hop-On-Hop-Off tour bus to save some walking and while we did get a passing glance of some of the thousands of attractions, it was still a challenge to negotiate the…

England #4 (London #2) 5/13

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High on our list of things to see in London was the famous Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace. Recommendations were to get there early. It looked like others had the same idea, like a couple of thousand people.…

England #3 (London #1) 5/13

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Of course we had to see in London. The problem is there is so much history and so many statues and so many buildings and monuments and fountains and museums and beautiful parks; it would take months to see everything.…

Scotland

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SCOTLAND 2/6/2013 AyrA Scottish LochWho can complain about Scottish weather? Everything else about the place is stunning! Besides we are getting used to the cold and occasional wet –and during the odd sunny breaks the scenery was magnifiscent.…

England #2 (Portsmouth) 5/13

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There has been no lack of things to do and places to see. We did take a short trip to the historic Naval town of Portsmouth where we stayed with Monika’s distant aunt and toured two of the most important…

England #1 (Arrival) 5/13

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We have crossed the big water and we are now in this strange country called Great Britain. Strange indeed. They do speak English — sort of. The steering wheels on cars are on the wrong side, and if that wasn’t…

Norfolk, Yorkshire and the Lake District

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22nd May 2013 Lake District Cumbria There is a reason England is green. It rains a little from time to time. Particularly in the coldest, wettest Spring since 1979- just to welcome us. Even floods encountered across the roads in…

Scotland !!

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Leaving Colombia in the circumstances we did ensured we got a good going over in customs, returning to Scotland via Amsterdam, come with me Sir & Madam!!! Everything searched and understandably so, down to breaking open our paracetamol capsules and…

Inspired United Kingdom: Rye

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STREET VIEWS / Image © We Love Motogeo, Ltd. Love. Chichester, UK.  CREATURE COMFORTS  / Image © We Love Motogeo, Ltd. Spud the dog at Ypres Castle Inn. Great food, great beer, warmth and Christmas in the air. Rye,…

Thank You Canada. Hello, Europe!

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It’s hard to believe that Canada has faded from view. Time is moving quickly and once again we’re reunited with our bikes. After nearly four weeks at sea and time spent with dear friends new and old, we’re moving once…