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  • ABERGAVENNY (Wales) to READING (England) 25 to 27 JulyBefore leaving Abergavenny we wandered around the town, not much to see except the Cod Father Fish & Chips, then we went to have a look at the old Castle which was destroyed in 1233. [img=http://photos.travellerspoint.com/576870/53569DEE2219AC6817FCA Posted by MKaye in Motorcycling around Europe 2013 | Jul 27, 2013
  • 130524: 4. Bath Hop on/off Bus Tour 1 - Central Bath(This installment of the Hoho bus tour is from the start of the tour to the Royal Crescent) [quote]About the HoHo bus tour Our HoHo bus tour was on City Sightseeing (we'd also be using this company in London). This company has Posted by aristo60 in 130522-130605: Europe | Jul 24, 2013
  • 130524: 3a. Francis HotelWe enjoyed our stay at the Francis Hotel. The room was fairly tight (to be expected in an old building) but clean and comfortable. The double bed was very comfortable, with lots of down pillows and thick comforters. The bathroom Posted by aristo60 in 130522-130605: Europe | Jul 24, 2013
  • Best (and quirks) of the BritsThere were many things we were looking forward to in our few months in the UK, one was escaping the heat for a bit (especially with the pregnancy), but it seemed the heat followed us back to the UK, and Posted by africraigs in africraigs | Jul 23, 2013
  • 130524: 3. BathAfter deplaning at Bristol airport, we were bused to the main terminal. As we entered the hall I saw a sign with my name in big black letters. It was our taxi driver (I'd prearranged for a taxi). He led Posted by aristo60 in 130522-130605: Europe | Jul 22, 2013
  • Day 38Most mornings Lois wakes up grumpy. This morning she let him ( i.e. me ) sleep in. (Sorry I saw that joke in a shop in York , and had to squeeze it in somewhere.) However I was feeling far from Posted by Richardroberts in Richard and Lois trip | Jul 21, 2013
  • Day 36The country we passed trough this morning between Edinburg and the Border, in parts , was quite different to anything we had seen previously. Very verdant. The colours of the vegetation varying from light green to golden to very Posted by Richardroberts in Richard and Lois trip | Jul 21, 2013
  • OxfordshireSaturday was about a walk in the English countryside. It started in Woodstock following then rights of ways to Wotton around the back of Blenheim palace ending at the Black Prince in Woodstock. Posted by sallysleigh in Sally and Jamie in Oxford and elsewhere | Jul 21, 2013
  • Day 37 Today we travelled to the city of York . The locals are very proud of their Shire. They prefer being known as citizens of Yorkshire rather than of England.. The country around York is as fertile and Posted by Richardroberts in Richard and Lois trip | Jul 20, 2013
  • Day 35Another day, another castle. This morning we were taken for a tour of Edinburgh castle . We had a likeable Scots guide. He kept us entertained with his remarks. At one point he told Lois. "Take your time my dear, but hurry" Posted by Richardroberts in Richard and Lois trip | Jul 18, 2013
  • Day 34Today we travelled to Scotland. We stopped for coffee at Gretna Green. The place was crowded with tourists. Buses were loading and unloading continually. The Border District in Scotland is very pretty, though perhaps less so than the Lakes District. W Posted by Richardroberts in Richard and Lois trip | Jul 17, 2013
  • Day 33I must start today with a correction . Connor is spelt with two o's, not an e as I mistyped yesterday.. But as Sam said, it would be too much to expect someone who can punctuate as well as Posted by Richardroberts in Richard and Lois trip | Jul 16, 2013
  • Day 32STOP PRESS. Sam and Al's son Connor was born today, ( three weeks early) at 1.58 pm weighing 2.57kg. All well There was no wifi in our hotel this morning ( out of action) so we couldn't check our mail Posted by Richardroberts in Richard and Lois trip | Jul 15, 2013
  • Thanet: Shell Grotto, Minnis Bay and BBQAnother busy day in the Garden of Kent. After breakfast Paul and Andrew went beachcombing again at Stone Bay as the tide was very far out. Soon afterwards Robin and Roger picked us up and we headed for Shell Grotto Posted by thewierenga5 in The Wierenga 5 | Jul 14, 2013
  • Day 15: The Wonderful World of Harry Potter, part 2=== I got up bright and early this am, put on my new Platform 9 3/4 tee shirt, and headed off to Victoria station to meet my bus to go to The Making of Harry Potter. I have issues Posted by inklings in Literary London | Jul 14, 2013
  • Day31'Today is Sunday. The plus's for conducted tours are that all the planning of accomodation , travel , and places to visit are taken care of for you, but the downside is , if you want a day such as today Posted by Richardroberts in Richard and Lois trip | Jul 14, 2013
  • Thanet: Planes, a Boat and BeachesToday me, Robbie, Andrew and dad walked down to Stone Bay. There me, Robbie and Andrew built a dam out of small rocks and "wet" sand. We saw lots of crabs and sea stars and seaweed. After that Roger Posted by thewierenga5 in The Wierenga 5 | Jul 13, 2013
  • Day 30 This morning we made an early start (8.00) as we had a fair distance to travel. Our first point of call was Winchester . This is the place where Jane Austin is buried. She came here with her sister Cassandra seeking Posted by Richardroberts in Richard and Lois trip | Jul 13, 2013
  • Thanet: beaches, tours and dinner with gracious hosts! Greetings from the Isle of Thanet! We have travelled by train east from London and arrived in a beautiful part of England. The "Isle" of Thanet is no longer an island (as the ocean chan Posted by thewierenga5 in The Wierenga 5 | Jul 13, 2013
  • Day 29 Today was another fine and sunny day. After a good buffet breakfast we set out at 9 am to visit the Palace home of the Montagu family. (since 1538.) It was nice to see the inscription over their fireplace. "The fear of Posted by Richardroberts in Richard and Lois trip | Jul 12, 2013
  • Day 12: Medicine, Murder, Modern, and Midsummer===My day started off at the Old Operating Theatre Museum. It's a quirky attic museum and to get to it one has to climb a very narrow spiraling staircase. This museum is the location of where they used to do Posted by inklings in Literary London | Jul 12, 2013
  • London: ObservationsBonus blog entry today! We are leaving London today and will be back for three short days at the end of July. We've really enjoyed introducing the kids to this historical city and we know they'll have some great memories Posted by thewierenga5 in The Wierenga 5 | Jul 11, 2013
  • London: British Museum and Arsenal StadiumToday we went to the British Museum and then emirates stadium. The british museum was cool we saw lots of ancient artifacts and the rosetta stone it was very different from a Canadien museum. [i](Day started off with the Posted by thewierenga5 in The Wierenga 5 | Jul 11, 2013
  • Day 27 Lois has put her transmission into Park today as she has succumbed to the chest infection I picked up in France. It does slow you up. Thanks to our good Doctor Bertie , we left home with an arsenal of Posted by Richardroberts in Richard and Lois trip | Jul 10, 2013
  • London: Hampton Court Palace and Picadilly CircusThe heat wave endures in London and we continue to roast when we're in the crowds. Today we ventured south and went to Hampton Court Palace as recommended by Doreen (aka Paul's mum). The trains were very busy as Posted by thewierenga5 in The Wierenga 5 | Jul 9, 2013
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