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A Walk Around the Bailey in Durham England

A Walk Around the Bailey in Durham England

What’s a girl to do when her daughter is visiting from the steaming south of Texas and they want to explore a new part of England, but it’s so cold outside that they can see the ice crystals floating in a kind of frozen mist? I’ve learned quickly that if you let the bad weather […]

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Setting Foot on the Isle of May

Half way around the Isle of May we pulled into the little harbor on the North Sea side of the island.   Brian and Tam had held back as long as they could, and finally had their fun by jumping in the water. In February. In the North Sea.   I, however, am not a […]

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The Seals and Cliffs of the Isle of May

Finally, all snug in our drysuits and on our way to the Isle of May with only minimal splashing.   The five mile ride to the island was freezing cold but smooth, and so fun. It wasn’t long before the little smudge on the horizon loomed just off the front of the boat, and we […]

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How to Put On a Dry Suit – Beginner’s Edition

Have I mentioned that Brian likes to surprise me? Every once in a while he’ll take one of my offhand comments and run with it. In this case he latched on to “I’d like to see puffins in the wild”. We were already planning to head up to Scotland for the weekend to celebrate a […]

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365 Photo Challenge – Week 6

Another week, another seven days, another 168 hours. What did you do this week? It’s time to link up and share your best photo of the week. Doing a daily 365 photo project? A weekly 52? Just love taking photos? Pick your very best from this week and add your link below to share what […]

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High Force What?

When a friend told me we should check out High Force I wasn’t sure what she was talking about. Just the words brought pictures of skydiving and military training to mind. Do we seem like people who want to jump out of planes? Or play at bootcamp? Or shoot anything? I assure you, we are […]

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365 Photo Challenge – Week 1

And here we are! Six days in to the new year, and hopefully six days in to your daily photo challenge. What’s that you say? You haven’t started yet? No worries! You can start today, or tomorrow, or on your birthday. There are no deadlines here, we’re making this up as we go along. Since […]

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Amsterdam’s Canals by Boat

We really didn’t know much about Amsterdam before we arrived. With only two days of planning we didn’t have time to do our usual routine of research before we left (I should say my routine of relentless Google stalking). I really didn’t realize the extent of the canal system. I knew they had canals, but […]

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Minties B&B in Amsterdam

What do you do when you decide to take a last minute trip somewhere? Do you book the flight and hope you can find a room, or do you book your rooms first and hope you don’t get screwed on the cost of the flight? Or are you one of those responsible people who does […]

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Scotland’s Eilean Donan Castle

When we left Comrie on the morning after our hike to the monument, I spent the few hours during the drive in a sort of mesmerized daze. The scenery is so beautiful, the heather covering the hills so purple, the rain clouds so puffy and dramatic that I couldn’t look away.   For about four […]

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Whale Watching on Puget Sound – We’re on a Boat

You should see Brian’s face light up when he smells the sea. He was born near the sea, and even though he has lived in three countries, on three continents, he’s always lived near a coastline. Water seems to call his name. No matter how wild or cold, he seems happiest when he’s out in […]

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Caribbean – Snorkeling on Hawksnest Beach, St. John, USVI

I’m going to take you back to last year. Boxing day, the day after Christmas, Brian and I boarded a plane in Houston, TX with our arms full of very special clothing. It was a long haul to our destination. Three airports, three different planes, two ferry terminals, a rain storm and finally a ride […]

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Brazil – Praia do Forno in Arraial do Cabo

My son didn’t make many requests for the time he spent with us during a recent visit. He wanted to eat good churrasco, see some of our local town, and spend some time at a few good beaches. Good beaches you say? We know just the place. This is Praia do Forno in Arraial do […]

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Brazil – The Fisherman

A Brazilian friend of ours loves to fish. We each have friends back home, both in the US and in Scotland, who go fishing as often as they can. Both Brian and I grew up with fishing family members who taught us how to bait a hook and clean a fish. When we think of […]

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