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Europe » United Kingdom » Scotland » Roxburghshire » Melrose September 4th 2019

It was a lovely day. After breakfast we went for a great walk around Melrose on the Tweed. We walked along the Tweed River. We went around the magnificent Abbey and saw the flowering gardens around town. Dave walked us to the beginning of the Camino de St. Cuthbert which I am sure we would have missed on our own. We saw the beautiful Melrose Church, Church of Scotland and had lunch. After lunch we drove through the countryside where we visited Bowden Kirk (Church) which we will be walking past tomorrow on the “Walk” and the old Melrose Abbey site dating to early 7th century, back home to a great salmon dinner. Tomorrow we start the walk. The forecast seems ok for less rain till Monday. Pray we get good weather. Cheers. ... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » Scotland » Roxburghshire » Melrose September 3rd 2019

Terri had a restless night and waking early was packed “almost” before day break. We ate an awesome breakfast and took a walk around Asenby and Asenby ‘s lovers lane. What a nice hamlet in central north England. Tony and Jacqui drove us to Northallerton station to catch the train. We travelled through the country side with a bite and drink as my grandfather said “ going to beat the cars”. It was a pleasurable trip, very relaxing with 4 seats all to ourselves. We traveled past Holy Island on the English coast where our final destination will be for our walk 🥴and our good friend Dave will pick us up. We arrived at Tweedbank via Edinburgh where Dave picked us up and enjoyed a great risotto dinner with him. Inevitably conversations ended about the Camino ... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » North Yorkshire » Whitby September 2nd 2019

Oh to be in England now. We travelled from Asenby to Whitby on the North Sea Coast through all the little and Mid sized picturesque towns. The route reminds us of all the English poems and literature we read mostly through grade school and a few novels after. The thatched roofs and pastures of sheep ( Terri’s friends, cotton balls. Arriving in Whitby in low tide we saw many boats settled on mud sea floor. In the distance we could see our destination of the once glorious Whitby Abbey. We walked through the narrow streets with shops on either side, Noting along the way the Lucky Duck ship and the Black Horse pub both future stops after the trek to the Abbey. St. Hilda would have been overjoyed with the church and Abbey before Good? King ... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » North Yorkshire » Thirsk September 1st 2019

A late morning and went on a beauty hike with beautiful friends at Kilburn WhiteHorse , a park on Sutton Bank in Yorkshire. It was a gentle walk except a 152 steps down to the first valley and a steep climb back up to the top of the hill. At the hill top people have carved out the hill bush making a white horse on the hillside limestone rock. Within the park were glider aircraft which soared well above us in the blue sky. Below we could see the decorative English landscape with the harvest well underway and beautiful working fields. We had a nice drive back to the City of York where we had a delicious meal followed by a “York Ghost Walk”. The York Ghost adventure was excellent giving us history and haunted sites ... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » North Yorkshire » Ripon August 31st 2019

Fountains Abbey is a remarkable ruin dating back to its beginning in 1132. It’s unfortunate Henry the eighth in the early 16th century destroyed a lot of these beautiful buildings. Walking through this church and Abbey ruins gives you a feel for its majestic appearances and influence during the height of existence. Attached to Fountains Abbey are the Studley Royal Gardens from the 1800’s in Versailles style. We had an excellent day walking around them with our friends. We enjoyed a nice lunch at the Boars Head followed by a shared walk around Ripley Castle but as they were having a wedding we were not able to see the inside. The sharing of a walk around in great conversations was very nice. The evening of Tapas followed by drums and music 😁... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » North Yorkshire » York August 30th 2019

The day was spent walking around York, the old city. We walked the Roman wall, seen Clifford’s Tower, York Ministry,The Shambles and Jorvik Viking Centre. As well we did a river cruise picturing in our minds the Viking ships coming down the Ouse River. The evening hours spent in interesting conversations and a beautiful dinner with Jacqui and Tony. Another beautiful interesting day. ... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » North Yorkshire » Thirsk August 29th 2019

Asenby,, Thirsk. We are so very fortunate to have great friends around the world including Tony and Jacqui. They picked us up in Glasgow and drove us to their beautiful home and are guests for the next few days. Arriving in Asenby we unloaded and went to the local pub, Angels, for a pint and a wine. A little walk both ways was an excellent way to stretch the legs after an afternoon drive. We travelled through beautiful country side with their stone fences, sheep and Holstein cattle decorating the green rolling hills with scattered beautiful older stone homes scattered throughout. A fine mist graced the drive opening up later to some sun for our walk. We were treated to excellent salmon from Iceland smoked in Scotland with beautiful trimmings and wine. Cheers!!... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » Scotland » Lanarkshire » Glasgow August 29th 2019

Another great day. A leisure breakfast and a visit to Provand Lordship near the Cathedral. It is the oldest house in Glasgow 1471. Some interesting history and a beautiful “Inn” in its day. Mary, Queen of Scott’s would have enjoyed her stay. A Great City and glad we visited. 😁... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » Scotland » Lanarkshire » Glasgow August 28th 2019

Europe » United Kingdom » Scotland » Lanarkshire » Glasgow August 28th 2019

What a great lazy day. Up late. Shopped around for a place to have dinner. Went to the Cathedral, Cathedral Museum, Drygate Brewing Co and Walked and Walked. A good day. The one thing that impressed me about Glasgow is that the museums are free. I think this allows you to donate when you think this is good or awesome and if not.... see you later... For the most part they do a great job adding value to what you see in their museums as there is additional information that makes you think or appreciate what you see. In most places around the world you need to buy a brochure and loose time and interest. I really like what they have done. We thought the Cathedral and Museum were well worth our time today. Thanks. Had ... read more

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