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Trip: Merry old England

There are [16] stories from my trip: Merry old England


By the seaside

UNITED KINGDOM | Wednesday, 7 Jul 2010 | Views [417]

Of course it can't be all fun and games over here. Although this is a travel journal I do occasionally have to do some work to fund further trips. Luckily this short vet is able to pick and choose from quite a few jobs around the country as people are ... Read more >

Tags: beach, brighton, surf


Photos: By the seaside

UNITED KINGDOM | Wednesday, 7 Jul 2010 | Photo Gallery

Exploring Brighton in between emergency shifts at a night clinic.
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Photos: Lakes District & Scafell Pike

UNITED KINGDOM | Sunday, 2 May 2010 | Photo Gallery

Climbing to the top of England's highest peak
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The Lakes District & Scafell Pike

UNITED KINGDOM | Sunday, 2 May 2010 | Views [414]

A bank holiday of four glorious days off could not be wasted so I booked a flight to Newcastle & met Sally, a friend from vet school who was prepared to show me the sights in the Lakes District in Cumbria. After a much needed lunch of a scrummy ... Read more >

Tags: hadrians wall, hiking, lakes district, scafell pike, tramping


Photos: Walking around Windsor

UNITED KINGDOM | Sunday, 11 Apr 2010 | Photo Gallery

Windsor castle & grounds
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A visit with the queen

UNITED KINGDOM | Sunday, 11 Apr 2010 | Views [350]

On a rare sunny day off I headed over to Windsor to check out the castle and walk the loop track through the grounds. The castle's pretty impressive (as it should be, being the oldest & largest occupied castle in the world) though I can't say much ... Read more >

Tags: walks, windsor castle


Photos: The Cotswolds

UNITED KINGDOM | Sunday, 4 Apr 2010 | Photo Gallery

Exploring the village of Stow-on-the-Wold
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Antique hunting in the Cotswolds

UNITED KINGDOM | Sunday, 4 Apr 2010 | Views [247]

A sunny(ish) day saw us jumping in the car and heading off to see the true chocolate-box English countryside of the Cotswolds. Unfortunately, just like in NZ, the weather couldn't make up it's mind and soon we were driving through miserable drizzle, ... Read more >

Tags: antiques, cotswolds, stow-on-the-wold


Photos: Lions & tigers & bear oh my!

UNITED KINGDOM | Saturday, 3 Apr 2010 | Photo Gallery

Longleat Safari Park
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Lions & Tigers & Bears oh my!

UNITED KINGDOM | Saturday, 3 Apr 2010 | Views [305]

We foolishly braved the Easter crowds to visit Longleat Safari Park on a Saturday. Yes, we went to an English Safari Park, very different from the real thing! It was the first drive-through safari park set up in 1966 We were prepared to put our patient ... Read more >

Tags: deer, lions, longleat safari park, trafic jam


Photos: Cheddar Man

UNITED KINGDOM | Friday, 2 Apr 2010 | Photo Gallery

Heading to the home of Cheddar Cheese
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Finding the Cheddar Man!

UNITED KINGDOM | Friday, 2 Apr 2010 | Views [483]

It was Easter and time for a good break. I headed back over to Wiltshire to join my friend, Anna, for a long weekend of exploring the 'local' sites. We started with a trip to Cheddar Gorge in Somerset, the place where Cheddar Cheese was first matured ... Read more >

Tags: cheddar gorge, cheddar man, cheese, tramping, wine


Photos: Wiltshire Wallies

UNITED KINGDOM | Friday, 5 Mar 2010 | Photo Gallery

Where we look at some big rocks, roman baths & old buildings
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Wiltshire wallies

UNITED KINGDOM | Friday, 5 Mar 2010 | Views [325]

3 days in the city was enough & I needed to get back into the country, so I headed out to Wiltshire to spend some time with an old friend from Uni. On our first afternoon we headed out to see some famous rocks arranged in a circle - that's right, ... Read more >

Tags: bath, lacock manor, roman baths


Photos: The Big Smoke

UNITED KINGDOM | Wednesday, 3 Mar 2010 | Photo Gallery

City sites in London
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