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Abbaye du Mont-Saint-Michel

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 | By billh | Views [276]

The French endpoint of the Channel train is the town of Calais -- initially a quiet coastal port, then a WWII tourist destination and more recently "the jungle" -- a refugee camp for people from the Middle East fleeing war in their home countries (most ... Read more >

Exeter Cathedral, Passages, Maiden Castle & Beaulieu Abbey

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 | By billh | Views [362] | Comments [1]

From Plymouth, the next stop was Exeter to visit Exeter Cathedral and the "Underground Passages" (tourist-speak for the Medieval water tunnels under the town). Stayed in a small town twenty minutes out of Exeter and took the train in on a sunny Sunday ... Read more >

France - Part 2 - June

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 | By iain_and_tamara | Views [1209] | Comments [3]

We swept into Paris on a tide of enthusiasm which was equally matched by a flood tide of river waters.   During the few days of our visit we watched with bated breath as the River Seine rose higher and higher from the ankles to the waist ... Read more >

Tags: alps, floods, friends, kayaking, mercedes, road trip

PHOTO CONTEST # 8 WINNER!!

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 | By billh | Views [368] | Comments [1]

What is this road sign telling you?     Glen -- Thought you'd probably know this one!  Congratulations -- owe you another drink!!!

PHOTO CONTEST #7 WINNER!

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 | By billh | Views [322] | Comments [1]

What does the line through this village sign mean?   GLEN STRIKES AGAIN!! Congratulations!

Photos: England -- London

Sun, 16 Oct 2016 | By billh | Photo Gallery


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Photos: England -- London -- Buckingham Palace -- Changing of the Guard

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Photos: England -- London

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Photos: Ferry from Ireland to Wales/England

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Photos: Southern Ireland -- Bonane Neolithic Site & the Beara Peninsula

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Photos: Southern Ireland Coast -- Castletownshend

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PHOTO CONTEST #6 WINNER!

Sat, 15 Oct 2016 | By billh | Views [442] | Comments [1]

These buildings were fairly common in medieval days on royal estates -- what is it called or what is it used for?   (THIS COIULD BE A TOUGH ONE!)   Absolutely correct! Pigeon was a major staple of royalty in medieval days. Christine ... Read more >

Photos: PHOTO CONTEST #6

Sat, 15 Oct 2016 | By billh | Photo Gallery

Fairly common in medieval days on royal estates -- what is it or what is it used for?
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Visiting the Queen, A Magical Tour & Bletchley Park

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 | By billh | Views [243]

Leaving Wales was difficult -- it was a last minute addition to the "journey" -- more of an "it was there so I might as well take a quick look" -- turned out to be one of the highlights of my trip -- castles, good food , friendly people, history, kayaking, ... Read more >

More Castles and Hiking in the Brecons

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 | By billh | Views [272]

The area of Wales around Pontneddfechan houses the Brecon Beacons National Park and is commonly referred to as "Waterfall Country" and was  only the fifth place on Earth to be designated as a "dark skies preserve" -- which means lighting is very ... Read more >

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