Our first visit to the Isle of Skye was in spring this year. We liked it so much we returned in the autumn. This time we stayed at Elgol on Loch Scavaig. It was ideally placed for one of Skye's favourite views. (6 photos)
We went to Cornwall, where we rented a cottage for a week at Mevagissey. We probably had one of the best weeks of the year with plenty of sun. We walked on the Southwest Coast Path and visited The Lost Gardens of Heligan, Lanhydrock and the Eden Project. (8 photos)
We periodically spend two days in the Lake District National Park. This time we stayed at Cockermouth for the first time as it was closer to the western lakes which we havenít visited often. We particularly wanted to visit Wastwater, (voted Britainís favourite view) We also spent time in Keswick, Crummockwater, Buttermere, Rannerdale, Loweswater. (8 photos)
The Isle of Skye is a Scottish island in the Highlands connected to the mainland by a bridge. We went there for a week at the end of April. We decided to take two days to travel home and took time to drive through Glencoe and Rannoch Moor unfortunately mostly in the rain. After staying overnight in Callander we visited the Bracklinn Falls and Balquhidder where Rob Roy is buried, before setting off home. (10 photos)
This travelogue covers two weeks in Thailand, including exploring the temples and palaces of historical Siamís capital cities of Sukhothai, and Ayutthaya, as well as the current capital, Bangkok. We also spent time at some of the WWII history, in particular the building of the Death Railway and its tragic results. Staying in raft houses on the River Kwai was a unique experience.
Finally we went to the island of Koh Samet for a few days relaxation before returning home. (10 photos)
We flew to Seattle in Washington and then visited Oregon (Painted Hills, Crater Lake), Idaho,(Twin Falls) Wyoming,( Yellowstone, Grand Tetons) Utah, (Moab for Arches, Canyonlands and Dead Horse Point) Arizona,(Monument Valley) Colorado (Mesa Verde, Maroon Bells, Glenwood Springs, Silverton, Ouray, Denver). Over 4,000 miles later it was time to return home.... (full story) (36 photos)
We had a week in Croatia, spending four days just outside Paklenica National Park. We also spent time in Plitvice National Park, Krka National Park, both famous for their waterfalls and the towns of Trogir and Split. I have so many waterfall images I decided to alternate posts from different places. (19 photos)
We had a wonderful trip to Tanzania with safaris in Northern Tanzania to two locations in the Serengeti National Park (Seronera and Lobo,) Lake Manyara National Park, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, and Tarangire National Park. We chose to go in January as that is the time the annual migration reaches the Serengeti plains.
After the tiring but amazing safaris, we flew for some R&R in Zanzibar. (34 photos)
We went to Scotland for an autumn break and stayed in the small town of Blair Atholl about 7 miles north of the town of Pitlochry. The county was Perthshire until they rearranged the boundaries in 1975. It is now called Perth & Kinross. It is roughly right in the centre of Scotland. Just around Pitlochry the Scottish Highlands begin. It was the first time we have visited this part of Scotland. We found it to be stunningly beautiful and it wonít be our last visit. (13 photos)
We decided to have a short city break in Prague. The weather was glorious when we arrived on the Monday: Tuesday the rains came down and we were soaked: Wednesday was dull but fine: Thursday rained again, although we left at mid-day.
It is deservedly a popular city to visit as the architecture is beautiful. What intrigued me was the streets were crowded with tourists most of the time but there was no difficulty getting a meal anywhere. (10 photos)
We drove north into Northumberland and travelled the Coastal Route, which is peppered with castles. Just follow the brown road signs. We stayed overnight at Berwick-upon-Tweed, the most northerly town in England, before reaching Scotland. We then visited different places the next day on the way back home. (11 photos)
In June we rented a cottage for a week in the Cotswolds, a pretty area in the SW Midlands of England. Designated as an ďArea of Outstanding Natural BeautyĒ, the Cotswolds mainly encompasses the counties of Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire and Warwickshire, and also extends partly into Worcestershire, Wiltshire and Somerset.... (full story) (23 photos)
The Lake District National Park is a beautiful area in the NW of England. We often visit just for the day as it's only 2 to 2 and 1/2 hours drive from home, but occasionally we stay longer.... (full story) (7 photos)
We had a week at the end of May, walking on two of the islands in the Cyclades, Tinos and Andros. We flew to Athens and then transferred to the port of Rafina for the ferry to Tinos, where we stayed in Tinos Town. On Andros we stayed in Andros Town.... (full story) (11 photos)
We were in Costa Rica, Central America from 27th January until 10th February; a chance to escape the British winter weather for two weeks. We started and ended in the capital city San Jose. The photos are roughly presented chronologically to give you a flavour of the trip as a whole.... (full story) (36 photos)
We spent a week walking on the beautiful island of Sardinia. Some of the walking was quite demanding but the views more than compensated.... (full story) (32 photos)
It was August Bank Holiday Monday and the sun was out. "Let's go for a walk".
We drove to the forest just outside Guisborough and walked until we came to the bottom of Roseberry Topping. From there we took an extensive circle passing through the moors with the fully blooming heather.... (full story) (7 photos)
This walk was done on one of the hottest days of the year, during the July heatwave. It was an 11.5 mile circular walk starting and ending at Runswick Bay. The first part covered fields and woodland and passed the old Boulby Ironstone Mine, but this series will show photos from the 6 mile cliff part of the walk, which is part of the Cleveland Way long distance walk.... (full story) (8 photos)