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UK 2011

Tiso Advertisement & Camping Brochure

This picture appeared in print on the cover of a camping brochure and on the Tiso website as an advertisement.

On the flight from Dallas Fort Worth to Springfield (365:196)

UK June 2011 – Day 31. It was a long day. We were tired and travel weary by the time I took this picture and it shows. The total door to door travel time was twenty-one hours which wasn’t bad…. Continue Reading →

Ginger and Gary on the beach (365:195)

UK June 2011 – Day 30. Out of focus? Possibly, but if it is, tough. Today I showed Ginger the benefits of a working public transportation system. We started the day dropping off the hire car. First piece of good… Continue Reading →

Oh dear! (365:194)

UK June 2011 – Day 29. What a truly appalling picture. I could have used the safety shot I took during our afternoon walk around Farlington Marshes, but that seems like a bit of a betrayal of my family. So… Continue Reading →

Photo-lethargy strikes yet again (365:193)

UK June 2011 – Day 28. Yet more curry! We spent the day buying gifts and stuff to take back with us – including a trip to Gilbert’s sweet shop, which someone had told me, erroneously as it transpired, had… Continue Reading →

Keith and Gary (365:192)

UK June 2011 – Day 27. More curry lunch time and dinner with my son This time the curry was South Indian, and we had our meal with some on my old work colleagues from the University of Southampton. I’m… Continue Reading →

Late at night sitting on my brother’s kitchen floor (365:191)

UK June 2011 – Day 26.┬áLast week we were Scottish Episcopalians, this week we reverted to CofE, and made a final visit to St Margaret’s. Where (if you’ve been paying attention) I was Christened, as were my two sons, and… Continue Reading →

A full day’s driving, a walk on the beach, beer and fish and chips take their toll

UK June 2011 – Day 24. Destination – the chalk cliffs of Hunstanton Jon set us up for the day with bacon butties for breakfast – who could turn down bacon butties? After breakfast all I had to do was… Continue Reading →

A photograph in which I appear to have a foot protruding from the back of my head. The foot does not belong to me. (365:188)

UK June 2011 – Day 23. The presence of said foot probably explains the stupid grin I have. Having checked the map, worked out our timings – we wanted to arrive at Cath and Jon’s around 6pm, we decided to… Continue Reading →

The Royal Garden Chinese Restaurant – Berwick-Upon-Tweed (365:187)

UK June 2011 – Day 22. Today we said goodbye to Scotland and headed South. The day started with rain, so we had to take down the tent with the fly set and pack it away wet. Our plan was… Continue Reading →

Gary and Ginger in the tent camped beside Loch Rannoch (365:186)

UK June 2011 – Day 21. The plan was to go backpacking in the Cairngorms. We were up reasonably early for a very nice breakfast with Russell and Chris, and we planned to get on our way and go hiking… Continue Reading →

Enjoying the scenery by Loch Bad a’Ghaill

UK June 2011 – Day 20. Today I met an old friend, it was the first time we’d seen each other in nearly forty years. Russell and I had said our goodbyes back when we left school in July 1972,… Continue Reading →

Looking out over Gruinard Bay, Scotland (365:184)

UK June 2011 – Day 19. This might have been my favorite photo of the entire holiday, but the autofocus didn’t work properly so it’s a bit blurred. I’ve now worked out what the problem is, see the very end… Continue Reading →

At the end of the hike (365:182)

UK June 2011 – Day 17. It was a long hike. Our day started early and with a choice. Hike up into the valley to the West of the one we came down last night or take the long route… Continue Reading →

Gary and Ginger at the saddle of Lairig Gartain (365:181)

UK June 2011 – Day 16. The plan was to drive to Glen Coe and Backpack up into the Lost valley. First thing we said our goodbyes to Uncle Keith and set off to Glen Coe. We had a minor… Continue Reading →

Larchwood path

This Larchwood path was part of our Comrie hike. I remember as a kid larchwoods being depicted as dark and spooky. They are! This is one image of three that I am thinking of printing as a triptych.

keith, Gary and Ginger on Dumyat, Stirling, Scotland (365:179)

UK June 2011 – Day 14. Time to get some hiking in again After a lot of chatting last night, today my uncle took us into Glasgow to buy a gas stove, seek hiking advice and get some maps of… Continue Reading →

Looking Towards the Islands

Looking across the Firth of Clyde towards Great Cumbrae and Bute. Taken from near Largs, Scotland.

On the beach near West Kilbride (365:178)

UK June 2011 – Day 13. Today we had a longish drive, by UK standards anyway. Birmingham to Cumbernauld (North East of Glasgow). It looked like we’d arrive at Glasgow just as the commuter traffic got heavy so we detoured… Continue Reading →

My first pint of real beer in over two and a half years (365:174)

UK June 2011 – Day 9. A trip out to visit family We were up early to go get the hire car, pick up my sister and then go off visiting family. We had a great time with my cousin,… Continue Reading →

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