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Time for a rest

Time for a rest

Firstly, Jen and I both hope that all have experienced a wonderfully relaxing Christmas and New Year and we sincerely hope that you are as excited about the year ahead as we are. So it’s been a while since we last posted an update but we didn’t want to intrude on our...
Apkārt pilsētai | Around the town

Apkārt pilsētai | Around the town

[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, ka censties...
Move along, nothing to see here!

Move along, nothing to see here!

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 structure and this will apparently make the...

Merry Christmas!

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 of new destinations and more adventures as we...
SyncroBo: Wales

SyncroBo: Wales

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...
Nearly Summer!

Nearly Summer!

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 does work on the presentation! Some garage work...
Bonnie Scotland

Bonnie Scotland

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 back in my opinion have no soul....
08/20/2013 – 47 days/5164 miles

08/20/2013 – 47 days/5164 miles

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 day.  I...
England #8 (London #5) 5/13

England #8 (London #5) 5/13

  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 River Thames winds its way through the heart of the city,...
England #7 (London #4) 5/13

England #7 (London #4) 5/13

  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 obelisk presented to the British Nation in...
England # 6 (Godalming) 5/13

England # 6 (Godalming) 5/13

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 200 years before that during Saxon times. In the year...
England #5 London #3 5/13

England #5 London #3 5/13

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 masses of tourists doing the same thing. Riding over...
England #4 (London #2) 5/13

England #4 (London #2) 5/13

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. Supposedly, the best location to watch the...
England #3 (London #1) 5/13

England #3 (London #1) 5/13

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. We really had to pick and choose. We did take a...
Scotland

Scotland

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. After great...
England #2 (Portsmouth) 5/13

England #2 (Portsmouth) 5/13

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 restored British warships. The HMS Victory is a 104-gun...
England #1 (Arrival) 5/13

England #1 (Arrival) 5/13

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 enough to make you nervous, they insist on driving on the...