Category Archives: Travel

December 2017, to Spain

It’s eight thirty on a Tuesday night. We took an afternoon and two buses from Swindon to Gatwick, the second part of the journey in winter darkness. We’re in the hotel thinking about the 4am alarm for our 6:30 flight. … Continue reading

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November 2017, south Wales

We spent a few days in south Wales. When I was growing up, South Wales, a big S and a big W, was a place, a destination. At some point in the past few years someone decided to turn it … Continue reading

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November 2017 in the Cotswolds, UK

From Purton to Chipping Campden in the Cotswolds to meet a friend for lunch. Lovely village about an hour’s drive from Purton through lots of narrow roads winding through lovely countryside. We ate in a lovely restaurant created out of … Continue reading

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November 2017, Europe in Winter

It’s 2am on Tuesday morning. We’re in Purton, UK, and my body clock is in Denver, where it’s 7pm on Monday evening. There was a time when a Body Clock Adjustment could be resolved with Beer Can Assistance but here … Continue reading

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Whitby, north Yorkshire, as far north as we’re going on this trip

Our drive from Cromer, with a quick stop in Skegness for a coffee, was a bit of a marathon. The GPS took us on the shortest but not necessarily the quickest route so we had all day to admire the … Continue reading

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Further up the coast to Cromer for crabs

We left Great Yarmouth, home of the smoked herring, and drove to Cromer, where crabs are the specialty. Plus of course the obligatory chips & ice cream. We’re staying at the Hotel de Paris. Drove down the lane, wide enough … Continue reading

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England East Coast, Great Yarmouth

We drove east from Bletchley Park and found a hotel on the front at Great Yarmouth, a couple of hours’ drive away.  Gt Yarmouth was the home of the smoked herring industry and the small museum dedicated to the industry … Continue reading

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