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[Please scroll down for the English version]<br /><br /><div><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-boS8QIi3nGY/VZ2FtB0TApI/AAAAAAAADrA/-FAuKLV-ZLg/s1600/blog-20150705-0656-DSC03334.JPG"><img border="0" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-boS8QIi3nGY/VZ2FtB0TApI/AAAAAAAADrA/-FAuKLV-ZLg/s1600/blog-20150705-0656-DSC03334.JPG"/></a></div><br /><div><div>[LV]</div><div><br /></div><div>Laiciņš pagaidām ir bijis cīši foršs, vairākumā gadījumu gan lietus un liels mākoņu daudzums, bet foršs. Skatoties laika prognozē tieši tas arī tiek norādīts – saule, lietus un mākoņi, vienā dienā… Liekas, ka censties dabūt kaut kādu kopsaucēju no tās ir pilnīgi bezjēdzīgi. Līdzīgi kā Vankūverā. :)</div><div><br /></div><div>Papildus tam ir skaidrs, ka Vankūveru par Rainkūveru saukt vairs nedrīkst. Esot šeit vasaras vidū ir sajūta, ka esi nonācis rudenī. Mēs nesūdzamies! Tikai konstatējam faktu. Laikam jau tāda tā Skotijas vasara ir?! </div><div><br /></div><div>Visu to noliekot pie malas – šeit ir lieliski! Esam pavadījuši pāris dienas Glasgow’ā un ap to. Aizbraukuši līdz okeānam (?!) un noskatījušies pamatīgu daudzumu multfilmu vakaros. Skati ir vienreizēji un visapkārt viss ir tik zaļš, tīri prieks skatīties.</div><div><br /></div><div>Mēs tiešām gaidām brīdi, kad tiksim uz ziemeļiem un savām acīm beidzot redzēsim Highlands (augstās zemes). Bet pirms tam vēl īss Edinburgas apciemojums. ;)</div><div><br /></div><div>[EN]</div><div><br /></div><div>The weather has been great so far, mostly rain and clouds, but great. And if you look at forecast it will show exactly that sun, rain and clouds in the same day. As far as we can tell there is no point looking at one, almost like Vancouver. :)</div><div><br /></div><div>One more thing we have learned so far – not to call Vancouver a Raincouver anymore. Being here in the middle of summer feel like fall. We are not complaining! Just reporting fact. I guess that’s what Scottish summer is like?!</div><div><br /></div><div>All that aside – it’s been fantastic so far. We spent few days in and around Glasgow. Did a little run towards ocean and watched fair amount of cartoons in evenings. The views have been great – everything is so green and lush, it’s just pure joy to look at. </div><div><br /></div><div>We are really looking forward driving north and seeing Highlands with our own eyes. But before that short visit to Edinburgh. ;)</div></div><div><br /></div><div><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-libuk_5JId4/VZ2F7jQ1GDI/AAAAAAAADrE/-bBiCR2bkuY/s1600/blog-20150705-0252-DSC03284.JPG"><img border="0" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-libuk_5JId4/VZ2F7jQ1GDI/AAAAAAAADrE/-bBiCR2bkuY/s1600/blog-20150705-0252-DSC03284.JPG"/></a></div><br /><div><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-3Xdhe-Eg750/VZ2F79hF2HI/AAAAAAAADrI/Fx_51NCb_Xs/s1600/blog-20150705-0322-DSC03305.JPG"><img border="0" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-3Xdhe-Eg750/VZ2F79hF2HI/AAAAAAAADrI/Fx_51NCb_Xs/s1600/blog-20150705-0322-DSC03305.JPG"/></a></div><br /><div><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-p8IaVgDPq0g/VZ2F71M2LMI/AAAAAAAADsM/KUFHIsQ8CeI/s1600/blog-20150705-0442-DSC03319.JPG"><img border="0" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-p8IaVgDPq0g/VZ2F71M2LMI/AAAAAAAADsM/KUFHIsQ8CeI/s1600/blog-20150705-0442-DSC03319.JPG"/></a></div><br /><div><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-nGF1lbYsueQ/VZ2F8TeZAkI/AAAAAAAADrM/WN7lGVo6GVo/s1600/blog-20150705-0702-DSC03349.JPG"><img border="0" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-nGF1lbYsueQ/VZ2F8TeZAkI/AAAAAAAADrM/WN7lGVo6GVo/s1600/blog-20150705-0702-DSC03349.JPG"/></a></div><br /><div><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-VHE-tIV_nT0/VZ2F8vLfmDI/AAAAAAAADrU/IK_CHQH9PZ8/s1600/blog-20150705-0707-DSC03373.JPG"><img border="0" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-VHE-tIV_nT0/VZ2F8vLfmDI/AAAAAAAADrU/IK_CHQH9PZ8/s1600/blog-20150705-0707-DSC03373.JPG"/></a></div><br /><div><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-e4MNbVXAHsA/VZ2F86oZu8I/AAAAAAAADrY/oKj7vI7I6Js/s1600/blog-20150706-0408-DSC03415.JPG"><img border="0" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-e4MNbVXAHsA/VZ2F86oZu8I/AAAAAAAADrY/oKj7vI7I6Js/s1600/blog-20150706-0408-DSC03415.JPG"/></a></div><br /><div><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/--KX2Dbehckg/VZ2F9uT7dTI/AAAAAAAADrg/R0fKDJMEeSE/s1600/blog-20150706-0508-DSC03451.JPG"><img border="0" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/--KX2Dbehckg/VZ2F9uT7dTI/AAAAAAAADrg/R0fKDJMEeSE/s1600/blog-20150706-0508-DSC03451.JPG"/></a></div><br /><div><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-qHn4sc23IBA/VZ2F9-PGkXI/AAAAAAAADro/zlrMY1_iTUo/s1600/blog-20150706-0539-DSC03637.JPG"><img border="0" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-qHn4sc23IBA/VZ2F9-PGkXI/AAAAAAAADro/zlrMY1_iTUo/s1600/blog-20150706-0539-DSC03637.JPG"/></a></div><br /><div><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-iE7qxiAYdmk/VZ2F-EPFIiI/AAAAAAAADrs/UsoUBKgqeFk/s1600/blog-20150706-0623-DSC03706.JPG"><img border="0" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-iE7qxiAYdmk/VZ2F-EPFIiI/AAAAAAAADrs/UsoUBKgqeFk/s1600/blog-20150706-0623-DSC03706.JPG"/></a></div><div><br /></div><div><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Rqhgid2rSdA/VZ2F9b2id5I/AAAAAAAADrc/kKwwlIrFWIU/s1600/blog-20150706-0448-DSC03437.JPG"><img border="0" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Rqhgid2rSdA/VZ2F9b2id5I/AAAAAAAADrc/kKwwlIrFWIU/s1600/blog-20150706-0448-DSC03437.JPG"/></a></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/izaicinajums/~4/2XsJxde9e2E" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

Apkārt pilsētai | Around the town

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[Please scroll down for the English version] [LV] Laiciņš pagaidām ir bijis cīši foršs, vairākumā gadījumu gan lietus un liels mākoņu daudzums, bet foršs. Skatoties laika prognozē tieši tas arī tiek norādīts – saule, lietus un mākoņi, vienā dienā… Liekas,…
Saying Goodbye!

Move along, nothing to see here!

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We are on the move again! We said our goodbyes to friends and with Littlehampton disappearing in the rear view mirror, we set the sat-nav for Stonehenge. There are plans afoot to sink the nearby highway to the iconic rock…
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Merry Christmas!

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Merry Christmas! We find ourselves hunkered down in Sussex on the southern coast of cold old England for the next few months, out of the Patrol and into a house for the winter! Very civilised! Next year holds the allure…
When we were in the UK we connected with an awesome VW brother in Wales, Gas (+family & friends). They welcomed us with open arms and showed us a weekend we will never forget. Here is a little video we shot while rolling around on the beach. Good times.<img alt="" border="0" src="http://pixel.wp.com/b.gif?host=nicknameinternational.com&blog=61314790&post=81&subd=nicknameinternational&ref=&feed=1" width="1" height="1"/>

SyncroBo: Wales

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When we were in the UK we connected with an awesome VW brother in Wales, Gas (+family & friends). They welcomed us with open arms and showed us a weekend we will never forget. Here is a little video we…
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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…
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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…
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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 of…
The views from a river tour boat were often better than from a Hop-On-Hop-Off bus.

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…
The obelisk presented to the British Nation in 1819 by Mohammed Ali, Viceroy of Egypt, is the oldest monument on the city.

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…
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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…
We hopped on the Hop-On-Hop Off tour bus to save some walking.

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…
The solitary guard protecting the Queen at Buckingham Palace does get to move occasionally.

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.…
The train from Goldaming where we are staying was just an hour from the center of London.

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.…
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Scotland

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SCOTLAND 2/6/2013 Ayr A Scottish Loch Who 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.…
The HMS Victory is a 104-gun warship of the Royal Navy. Launched in 1765, she is most famous as Lord Nelson

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…
For security reasons, this not the home we are staying at, but very similar in style and size.

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…
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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…
The streets of Chichester, UK.

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…

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