Its not over til its over..

Janice and I had no doubt bored Roslyn stupid with our love of golf made even more oppresive by the fact that out our garden gate is one of the most unique golf courses in the world The North Berwick West Links so before departure the links were calling to Ros.  Janice had already had…

What a month!

3900 Kilometers Three countries, Beautiful sights, brilliant weather, great company.  It went so fast. Probably because everyday was another postcard view of somewhere special. And so it came to the last weekend before Ros would make the long trip back to Oz. What to do? To the castle in Edinburgh.  Ros has been an religious…

Roaming in the gloaming

Heading south we turned left at Spean Valley and tracked along the Cairngorm Mountains towards Kinloch Laggan.  At one point we looked across the Loch and wondered what that Castle was. Could it be the location for Monarch of the Glen? Yes its  Glen Bogle House or Arverikie in the real world. Further along we…

Monstered

Waking early to catch the light on Loch Linnie after the gorgeous view last night was a must!! Whilst the plan was go to Glencoe I guessed that when you come all the way from Oz to get this far another 60 miles or so to see Loch Ness was worth the effort. Today we…

Glencoe

Best known these days as a place to admire the beauty of the highlands ,  a stopping point for those hiking The West Highland Way and one of Scotlands Ski Fields, Glencoe is also home to the Mc Donald clan famed for their clashes with the Campbells and the Mc Gregors. The Massacre of Glencoe…

South of the Border…down Bamburgh way..

After taking in some of the local sights, a drink or two and a meal at our Local,  The Nether Abbey,  it was time to travel south the some spectacular countryside – the drive itself is quite stunning in places. The Northumberland Coast is a designated area of natural beauty with castles, mythical islands and…

Home!!

Its always great to get home – the first house left of the picture below. This time we have Roslyn with us for the next two weeks so its a few days rest after our amazing 3200 km schelpp north togther then its off to see the sights. And there is a bit planned! Time…

Da da da da da dum dum!

Where are  we? Liverpool – the Beatles, the Cavern ….Its not the prettiest place in the world and the scouse accent can be quite confusing. Today we have one thing on the agenda – A visit to The Cavern the birthplace of the Beatles.  First reaction  – so tiny. History on every wall, names carved…

I’d like to be…. under the sea

We are old hands at taking the Eurotunnel.  Having taken the ferries and the hovercraft both of which we hated drive onto LeShuttle and 35 mins later you have arrived. Easy as. It was Roslyn’s first time under the Channel via the Chunnel..about as lame as Brexit. She was amazed at how easy and straighforward…

Surprise Number 2

After a hunt for breakfast on Easter Monday Morn it was time to head North West to Calais to catch the Eurotunnel train. Roslyn comes from miltary stock, Her father was air force and took the family to live on bases far and wide in Australia. Anzac day is significant and just a few days…

Chantilly

Famous for its cream  it is a beautiful part of the world set off by its magificent gardens woodlands, famous racecourse and the piece de resistance the Chateau d Chantilly. Its a beautiful chateau but like so many now the walls are  totally covered by art and it becomes overbearing whereas some view of how…