Tag Archives: Churches

Reykjavik – the last one

We leave Reykjavik today – back to the UK.   The weather the last couple of days has been “Icelandic”, snow storms, gale force winds, cold.   The snow and the cold are bearable – the winds are awful.   … Continue reading

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Iceland – The Golden Circle Tour.

The weather was pretty awful when we got up but for some reason our tour went ahead.   All the other companies cancelled the night before.   Upside – not as many tourists.   Downside –  OMG the wind chill. … Continue reading

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Stephens Day (Boxing Day)

Charity G.A.A Football.   Glad it wasn’t me, it was freezing and had snowed on the hills overnight.

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Christmas Day (I’m a little behind)

Howie got up early and climbed 2/3rds of Croagh Patrick.   Which is pretty impressive considering he’s never been a hill climber and has only recently got into walking.  Theres a church on the very top – people do the … Continue reading

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Lough Derg

We drove around Lough Derg, which is part of the River Shannon,  and came across these church remains, they were still reasonably intact.

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Boston USA – Days 3 & 4 and home.

Spent 2 more days wandering around Boston in the beautiful weather.    In deference to my now seriously dodgy knee (the dip in the canal ended up being worse than I first thought) we caught the hop on-hop off trolley … Continue reading

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Kennebunkport

We drove past roadkill Skunk on the way to Kennebunkport this morning.   Suddenly all those Pepe le Pew cartoons make sense.   The smell in our car was awful and hung around. (It was the skunk!)  And we drove … Continue reading

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The Pumpkin Surprise trip.

Its fall with Halloween looming, and there are pumpkins everywhere.   Pumpkin Spice & Pumpkin Pie donuts have both passed the taste test, but Howie is drawing the line at Pumpkin beer. The fall colours have been amazing but we’ve … Continue reading

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Returned home.

Dad – A Poem A Yorkshire lad I was born, Forever I will be Even though you take me, Take me across the heaving sea And so it was just as a boy We packed up the little we had … Continue reading

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Lincoln

The cathedral sits on top of the hill overlooking the town and can be seen for miles around.     Its a long walk up Steep Street (well named) to the Cathedral Quarter but worth it when you get there.

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