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The traveler: An expected journey This time it's the Scandinavian countries of Denmark, Sweden & Norway before England again for several weeks and on to Croatia.

Grand Gardens, and Famous Houses

UNITED KINGDOM | Saturday, 8 Aug 2015 | Views [218]

Well so much for my attempt to keep up to date! At any rate here's what I've been up to. Within 4 days I walked through 3 old houses (ancient in American terms) and their gardens beginning on the small end with Beatrix Potter's home and ending with ... Read more >

High in the mountains

UNITED KINGDOM | Saturday, 1 Aug 2015 | Views [177] | Comments [2]

Well I finished my hedge today! It looks fantastic! It was a bit cloudy again, but not much rain. Since I finished up with the last couple details on the hedge in the afternoon my host suggested I just go for a walk with the rest of my day. I'd been ... Read more >

Gardens in the Lake District

UNITED KINGDOM | Saturday, 1 Aug 2015 | Views [119] | Comments [1]

On Sunday I bid farewell to Scotland as I slid smoothly along the rail back into England. After 3 trains, 2 buses and a ferry I arrived in the Lake District for my first WWOOFing experience. I'm staying with a couple who work as professional gardeners ... Read more >

Isle of Arran

UNITED KINGDOM | Thursday, 30 Jul 2015 | Views [107] | Comments [1]

You really can't go anywhere in Scotland, or probably in all of the British Isles without finding some sort of Castle. The Isle of Arran is not exception. From the outside the partly destroyed castle in Lochranza harbor does not look like much, but inside ... Read more >


UNITED KINGDOM | Thursday, 30 Jul 2015 | Views [133]

Located on one of the many peninsulas on the West coast of Scotland Tighnabruaich consists mainly of one hotel and many houses facing the harbor with it's collections of small boats. As seems to generally be the case I spend the most on traveling from ... Read more >


UNITED KINGDOM | Sunday, 26 Jul 2015 | Views [166] | Comments [1]

It's said to be one of the most beautiful glens in Scotland. Due though to once more being demoted to a bus instead of a train from Arisiag I ended up with more time to peruse Fort William while I waited for my plan B bus from there to Glencoe. I waited ... Read more >

Arisiag by the Sea

UNITED KINGDOM | Saturday, 25 Jul 2015 | Views [142] | Comments [1]

From the little village of Arisaig on the west coast you can see the Isle of Skye, Rum, and Eigg just off the coast. I was supposed to take the train here, but as the rail workers were on strike I ended up in a bus instead, along with many other disappointed ... Read more >

On to the North: Loch Ness

UNITED KINGDOM | Thursday, 23 Jul 2015 | Views [156] | Comments [1]

On my way north to Loch Ness I saw for the first time the vast moors of Scotland. There is somethings impressive and awesome in the miles of vast hills painted in a range of green from light to near brown like an artist's palette. I reached the most ... Read more >

Middle Earth: Perthshire

UNITED KINGDOM | Thursday, 23 Jul 2015 | Views [402]

Well now let's see if I can catch everyone up on the beautiful places I've been, and do a bit better about posting consistently! After Edinburgh I arrived in the twin towns of Birnam and Dunkeld, separated by the River Tay and probably smaller than ... Read more >

Around Edinburgh

UNITED KINGDOM | Saturday, 18 Jul 2015 | Views [515] | Comments [5]

Between there being so much to see and the fact that it stays light here until 10 pm I have run out of time in the day to update my travels and still get some sleep. So here's a bit of catch up. I thought it might be easier to summariz my experiences ... Read more >

Royal Windsor

UNITED KINGDOM | Friday, 10 Jul 2015 | Views [597] | Comments [7]

Being logged out and losing everything I've written is getting really old! For the last two days I've spent most of my time within the 900 year old walls of Windsor Castle. No photography is allowed inside the buildings, so my opportunities are reather ... Read more >

Photos: Great Britain and Beyond

UNITED KINGDOM | Thursday, 9 Jul 2015 | Photo Gallery

Pictures from my trip
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Day 1: Arrival

UNITED KINGDOM | Wednesday, 8 Jul 2015 | Views [217] | Comments [2]

It's been 24 hours since I left home. Within that time I've had about 4 hours of sleep, and gone through seven time zones. Now it's 23:00 as most clocks will read here in the UK. I had written more, but when I was timed out it went away. So it's time ... Read more >

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