A Diary of Our North Lakes Traverse: Day 1 – We took the Virgin train to Penrith, really quiet & comfortable, a train journey we don’t get back home. Then … Read more . . .
Diary Day 3 – getting lost. An up and over walk to Thirlspot on a lovely crisp sunny morning. Looked straightfoward on the map and the instruction sheet made it … Read more . . .
Walking in the Lake District: Diary Day 2 – The morning was misty early, then beautiful walking weather. Ambled along the East and South side of Ullswater, pleasant and sunny, … Read more . . .
Diary Day 4 – Into the Storm The weather’s meant to change today. Cool and cloudy early so we set out straight after brekky and decide to take the ” … Read more . . .
For years I resisted going to Paris for a very silly reason. Everyone told me how wonderful it was – magical, superb and nearly as essential as Italy. But I … Read more . . .
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Just a few of our 500-plus Paris photographs. More here on iPernity, here on 500 px and here on Google. Read more . . .
The first time I saw Paris I felt I already knew it. All those movies and magazine photos and novels, paintings by Toulouse Lautrec and Degas, memoirs by Anais Nin … Read more . . .
We only stayed one day, coming by train in the early morning then back across the Maas after dark. Dordrecht, historic port south of Rotterdam on the way to Belgium. … Read more . . .
A thin smudge of trees along a flat horizon frames bright green polders, beneath grey tumbling clouds in a misty sky. Welcome to Alphen aan den Rijn, a nondescript village … Read more . . .
We lived in Leiden for a year and began to understand a little of the history of that non-conformist city. Historically a site of tolerance and diversity, from whence the “Founding … Read more . . .