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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Holy Trinity Church, Bosham – Vacation Day 24 – Visit to Bosham.

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.

I have no idea…

Our Cornish hosts, Ann and Bob plus Lanie & Ginger

The River Trevillet and particularly the area near the falls is chock-a-block with dozens of little stone cairns, just like this one.

Charms hanging on a bush at St. Nectan's Glen

Charms at St. Nectan’s Glen – Charms hanging on a bush at St. Nectan’s Glen, an example of the things left by visitors to St. Nectan’s Glen & Keive.

Lanie in front of the 60ft waterfall at St. Nectan's Klieve - St. Necan's Glen, Cornwall UK

Lanie and St. Nectan’s Kieve, St. Nectan’s Glen, Cornwall – Vaction Day 21 – After a chance to dry out and warm up we visited St. Nectan’s Glen. 4 pictures

Picture showing the Rock strata at Widemouth Bay, Cornwall

Widemouth Bay Geology – I took Geology at school. That’s probably why I couldn’t resist taking this picture of the rock strata on the beach at Widemouth Bay.

Lanie and her (borrowed) board at Widemouth Bay Cornwall

Lanie Goes Bodyboarding – Vacation Day 21 – Not put off by the dreary weather and a complete lack of surf, Lanie managed to persuade Ann to not only lend her a wet suit top and body board, but, also to take her bodyboarding. 8 pictures

Lanie and the sunset – A last look at the sunset before we head back. 2 pictures

Silhouette of swimmers in the sea at sunset taken at Widemouth Bay Cornwall, UK on June 24, 2014.

Twilight Swimmers – Vacation Day 20 – Widemouth Bay, Cornwall. 2 pictures

Sunset & Sun dog – Vacation Day 20 – Widemouth Bay, Cornwall. 2 pictures

A group of people walk towards the sunset and sea on the beach at Widemouth, Cornwall, UK. Taken on June 24, 2014

A Stroll on the Beach at Sunset, Widemouth Bay, Cornwall. And what a glorious sunset it was too. 2 pictures

Color photograph showing the view along the seafront at Aberystwyth, Wales. June 24, 2014.

Aberystwyth – Vacation Day 20 – Aberystwyth, Bristol, and then Cornwall. 2 pictures

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