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UK 2014

We spent a month in the UK between June 5th and July 2nd 2014.

Eastney gas Engine House Composite image

Can you see what I did there? – Eastney Gas Engine House C1978 & 2014. In June 2014 we visited Eastney Beam Engine House,and I was surprised to find the Gas Engine House Open. I’ve not been in there in thirty years.

Lanie goes Crabbing – Vacation Days 27 & 28 – Our last couple of days in the UK and Lanie catches a crab. 6 pictures

Family Curry Night – Vacation Day 26 – Family Curry, winding down and getting ready to head back home.

A photograph of a Krispy Kreme donut and a cup of coffee

Vacation day 26 – We travel 5,000 miles to find Krispy Kreme donuts at Gunwharf The world is certainly shrinking – but in my opinion there are other donuts that I’d prefer to find in the UK. I remember being very pleased when, by popular demand, we stopped having Krispy Kreme donuts at church and …

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Vacation Day 25 – I think the correct order was a Barbecue then some crafting We’ve already met Bob and Ann, Roy and Jan are also life-long friends. Here’s a picture of us all way back in the early nineties. Roy, Bob and I went to college together. We’ve been through some interesting ‘scrapes’, most …

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Photograph of a Gas Engine at the Eastney Gas Engine House, Eastney, Portsmouth

Eastney Gas Engine House – Vacation day 25 – Eastney Gas Engine House and a reminder of the past. 5 pictures

Eastney Beam Engine House, Portsmouth – I’ve no idea how many times I’ve visited this place over the years. It was a regular favorite to bring the boys to when they were younger, and my dad worked here as a volunteer. One-minute read, 9 pictures

Lanie at the Eastney Lifeboat Station – Vacation Day 25 – Waiting for the Beam Engine House to Open. Two-minute read, 3 pictures

Vacation Day 24 – Our final stop for the day From Bosham we went to Fishbourne Roman Palace – which was very interesting. I thought Lanie would find it boring but she was fascinated to see things she’d previously read about in school. I didn’t take many pictures as I thought the official website would …

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Vacation Day 24 – Visit to Bosham Holy Trinity Church was well worth a visit. It has a wooden shingle roof, which is quite unusual in the UK. You can read all about the church here. Our friend, the photographically elusive, Liv manages to make a guest appearance in one of these pictures – but …

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Vaction Day 24 – Visit to Bosham. We traveled from Cornwall back to Portsmouth on Thursday, where we stayed with our friend Liv. Friday was spent shopping before meeting up with friends for a drink in the evening. Come Saturday we went off for some sight seeing. And the first stop was Bosham.

Lanie couldn’t turn down the challenge to cross the river on a log.

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