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

Can you see what I did there?

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

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

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

Krispy Kreme

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…

Some Crafting and a Barbecue

Some Crafting and a Barbecue – Vacation Day 25 – I think the correct order was a Barbecue then some crafting.

Eastney Gas Engine House

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

Eastney Beam Engine House, Portsmouth

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

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

Fishbourne Roman Palace

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…

Holy Trinity Church, Bosham

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

Lanie and Ginger – 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 crossing the river

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

Pouty Girls

I have no idea…

Our Cornish hosts, Ann and Bob plus Lanie & Ginger

Our Cornish hosts, Ann and Bob plus Lanie & Ginger

Cairn – St. Nectan’s Glen, Cornwall

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 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 and St. Nectan’s Kieve, St. Nectan’s Glen, Cornwall

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

Widemouth Bay Geology

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 Goes Bodyboarding

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

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

Twilight Swimmers

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

Sunset & Sun dog – Widemouth Bay, Cornwall

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

A Stroll on the Beach at Sunset, Widemouth Bay, Cornwall

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

Aberystwyth

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

Snowdonia

Vacation Day 19 – Another day of driving – destination Wales We had to be in Bristol at 2:00 p.m. on June 24 for a meeting. So we said farewell to Uncle Keith and Scotland and headed South. We decided to overnight somewhere in Wales. There was nothing for it but to try and plot…