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England is now better known for vibrant cities with great nightlife and attractions, contrasted with green and pleasant countryside. It's said that Ireland, once visited, is never forgotten; the landscape has a mythic resonance, the country's history is almost tangible, and its people seem put on earth expressly to restore faith in humanity. Wales is just what you picture it to be: rolling moorlands, tongue-twisting place names, Rugby Union... But also fantastic walking, cycling, fishing, water and adventure sports as well as some fine festivals. Scotland's' people are feisty, opinionated and fiercely loyal. The countryside is a wild, beautiful tumble of raw mountain peaks and deep glassy lakes.

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Pitlockry to Oban

Fri, 29 Sep 2023 | By lizscar | Views [62]

So today was the day to pick up the car and drive to Oban. I was dreading it and I guess I wasn't wrong. We woke up early and o had a big granola and yogurt breakfast before we loaded up Christine's car and drove to Perth to pick up the car.  ... Read more >

Pitlockry Day 2

Tue, 26 Sep 2023 | By lizscar | Views [53]

We woke up on the later side and had some cereal for breakfast and a pot of coffee before we sat off to do some traveling. Christine had made plans for us which included a nice drive in the country to the Queens View. Apparently Queen Victoria had visited ... Read more >

Pitlockry Day 1

Mon, 25 Sep 2023 | By lizscar | Views [57]

We woke up early in Leith because we needed to get out of the AirBnB by 10 am and we needed to catch a train. I convinced Jared and my Mom not to take a cab so that we could take the hop on and hop off bus again as our ticket was good for 24 hours and ... Read more >

Edinburgh last full day

Sun, 24 Sep 2023 | By lizscar | Views [58]

We slept and slept - my travel companions were un rousable until 3 pm!!! I was getting annoyed since it was our last full day. Mom didn't want to go anywhere and just stay in the AirBnB - I couldn't tell if Jared cared.   Oh and I should say ... Read more >

Second day Scotland

Sat, 23 Sep 2023 | By lizscar | Views [66]

Well....today was a mixed bag to say the least.    I got up around 7 and waited until 9 or so to try to rouse the others - who were un-rouseable until a tad later. I made some meat-free bacon and toast for my mom and Jared slept through ... Read more >

First Day Scotland

Fri, 22 Sep 2023 | By lizscar | Views [56]

Well...it wasn't really a first day... We flew to Boston where Jared bought snacks and I got clam chowder from Legals. We also order a wheelchair for mom - which - no one told me would be really, really hard to push between terminals. It was a slog.... Read more >

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Jodrell Bank Observatory

Fri, 28 Apr 2023 | By graynomadsusa | Views [100]

WHEN CONNIE SUGGESTED THE JODRELL BANK Observatory both Chris and Rose smiled. Even though it was “in their neighborhood” the Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics at the University of Manchester was still on their To-Do List. I had never ... Read more >

No Job For A Lady

Tue, 25 Apr 2023 | By graynomadsusa | Views [94]

WE ARE SPENDING OUR LAST FEW DAYS in England with old friends Chris and Rose. They were expats working in Uganda when we first met; since then we’ve stayed in their  cottage in the Pennines, ran into them in South Africa and joined them in ... Read more >

Photos: England: The Final Act

Mon, 24 Apr 2023 | By graynomadsusa | Photo Gallery

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Welsh Castles of Edward I

Sun, 23 Apr 2023 | By graynomadsusa | Views [87]

WHEN ENGLISH KINGS WEREN’T MOUNTING a Crusade or at war with France, they kept themselves in shape by battling the Scots or the Welsh. Decades before he dealt with Scots William Wallace and Robert the Bruce, Edward I, who succeeded  his father ... Read more >

Pembrokeshire Coastal Trail

Tue, 18 Apr 2023 | By graynomadsusa | Views [102]

HIKING HOLIDAYS ARE A BIG DEAL IN WALES. Unfortunately Wales is also know for its terrible weather; only one day in three is sunny. We took advantage of a rare bit of Welsh sunshine and headed for the rugged Pembrokeshire coast. Temperature in the mid-... Read more >

St. David, Saint Davids and St. Davids Cathedral

Mon, 17 Apr 2023 | By graynomadsusa | Views [100]

SANT DEWI YW NAWDDSANT CYMRU. Saint David is the Patron Saint of Wales. Now I understand why we feel so disoriented—we didn’t even know that Cymru was Welsh for Wales! Next time I want to strengthen my password, I’ll write something ... Read more >

Photos: Wales

Sun, 16 Apr 2023 | By graynomadsusa | Photo Gallery

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York Minster Cathedral

Thu, 13 Apr 2023 | By graynomadsusa | Views [89]

DURHAM CATHEDRAL WAS COMPLETED IN ONLY forty years—it took two centuries longer to build the “Cathedral and Metropolitical Church of Saint Peter in York.” I guess Gothic cathedrals must be holier than Norman ones. As with the City Walls, ... Read more >

Olde Yorke

Wed, 12 Apr 2023 | By graynomadsusa | Views [78]

CHRIS AND ROSE GUIDED US ON A DAY-TRIP to York in 2011, but with lunch and travel time we just had a sniff of the city. With three full days we should be able to make some memories. We will miss the National Railroad Museum again—all of the free ... Read more >

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