We spent a month in the UK between June 5th and July 2nd 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. I knew I had an old picture of my dad taken in... Continue Reading →
Vacation Days 27 & 28 – Our last couple of days in the UK and Lanie catches a crab. To finish off our vacation we went back to the dockyard to take in some of the things we didn’t see... Continue Reading →
Vacation Day 26 – Family Curry, winding down and getting ready to head back home One final curry before we pack our bags and head back to Missouri in a couple of days time. It was great that our honorary... Continue Reading →
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... Continue Reading →
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 ninties.... Continue Reading →
Vacation day 25 – Eastney Gas Engine House and a reminder of the past I’ve not been in here since my dad volunteered to help maintain these engines – so before 1980. They’ve been closed up for years and I... Continue Reading →
Vacation Day 25 – Visit to Eastney Beam Engine House 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... Continue Reading →
Vacation Day 25 – Waiting for the Beam Engine House to Open We had a lot to cram in today. Move digs from our friend Liv’s to my sister’s house, go to church, visit the Eastney Beam Engine House and... Continue Reading →
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... Continue Reading →
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... Continue Reading →
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... Continue Reading →
Lanie couldn’t turn down the challenge to cross the river on a log.
I have no idea…
I have known Bob since I was sixteen, when he, and another life-long friend, Roy and I were on the same course at college. I’ve known Ann since I was in my early twenties. For over twenty years, we all... Continue Reading →
The river and particularly the area near the falls is chock-a-block with dozens of little stone cairns, just like this one.
Vaction Day 21 – After a chance to dry out and warm up we visited St. Nectan’s Glen The key attraction at St. Nectan’s Glen is St. Nectan’s Kieve Which is another name for a basin or plunge pool, which... Continue Reading →
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. My geology teacher was also my form teacher in my last year at school. I have... Continue Reading →
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 wetsuit top and body board, but, also to take her bodyboarding. Not... Continue Reading →
A last look at the sunset before we head back
Vacation Day 20 – Widemouth Bay, Cornwall
Vacation Day 20 – Widemouth Bay, Cornwall There seems to be a recurring theme here. Minutes after arriving at Bob and Ann’s and we were off out for a walk. After a couple of hundred miles driving I was more... Continue Reading →
A Stroll on the Beach at Sunset, Widemouth Bay, Cornwall. And what a glorious sunset it was too. [2 pictures]
Vacation Day 20 – Aberystwyth, Bristol, and then Cornwall It would have been nice to spend a few hours looking around Aberystwyth. However, we had an appointment to get to in Bristol, and our plan was to be in Cornwall... Continue Reading →
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... Continue Reading →
Vacation Day 18 – Our last day with Uncle Keith and another hike… The day after tomorrow we have to be in Bristol for an afternoon meeting. Then we travel on to Cornwall. So tomorrow we are heading back down... Continue Reading →
Dumfries Solstice Sunset. Lanie and Ginger watch the solstice sunset.
Vacation Day 17 – In the evening we went to the house of one of Uncle keith’s friends for a barbecue.
Pubs are a great hiking amenity in the UK Being thirsty we visited a local pub after our hike. Ginger had to try this drink, and the bottle came all the way back to the US with us. The drink... Continue Reading →
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