Jim and Kathy


Jim and Kathy

Retired, traveler
The sun is shining, the birds are singing, the palm trees are swaying in the breeze - we are Here...

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Greater London August 24th 2012

Leaving the Isle of Wight, we spend a day in London before flying off to Frankfort.... read more
East side London street
West side London view
Tower Hill Station

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Isle of Wight June 23rd 2012

Newport is the Isle's market town and the hub of their excellent bus service.... read more
Countryside just west of Newport
Carisbrooke village and Newport town
A main access road in Carisbrooke

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Isle of Wight June 13th 2012

Shalfleet was an important stop because it seemed to be a likely home for our Richard Door of Portsmouth, New Hampshire - the Parish records reveal a strong family history of the Dores up to and after 1645 (0ur Richards presumed birth year). Richard Dores appear in generation after generation, and a good number of the Dores are tailors. Unfortunatly, by the census of 1841 there do not appear to be any Dores in the Parish. I was unable to find any Dore gravestones in the Church of St Michael the Archangel's graveyard - perhaps a closer look might find some, but the older grave stones are difficult to read. My great regret is that I did not take a picture of the New Inn pub across the road from the Church - winner of the ... read more
St Michaels
St Michael Graveyard
St Michael Entry

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Isle of Wight June 4th 2012

Flew British Airways 747 from Dallas, Texas to London Heathrow. The last two rows of outboard sides of coach have extra room because they have two seats instead of three, just my dumb luck - my seat mates said they paid extra - not me. fine food in coach. After connecting up with Kathy and a day layover we caught the train at Waterloo Station for Lymington and the Isle of Wight, a clean and pleasant train about two hours travel with one change of train - direct to the ferry dock in Lymington. We took the ferry from Lymington, Hampshire to Yarmouth, Isle of Wight (also Hampshire). Lymington, at the southern edge of New Forest national park, is a quiet town, seemingly notable for its bustling yacht harbor. Yarmouth is the oldest town on the ... read more
the Needles
Welcome Lymington

North America » United States » Arizona » Tucson June 2nd 2012

A few days layover in Tucson, a chance to do laundry, prepare the van for summer storage, and check in at the airport. Flying out of Tucson on a British Airways ticket with American Airlines providing the link from Tucson to Dallas.... read more
Tucson airport
Western Inn
A little water in the desert

North America » Mexico » Sonora » San Carlos May 10th 2012

As the Sonora summer approaches the temperature is rising close to 100 F. Time to move on to other adventures in a cooler climate. A good trip from Guaymas / San Carlos, got an early start (10 AM). A brief stop at a Federal Police traffic stop just outside Hermesio, no hassle. City road construction coming along detours are shorter, stopped for lunch at the food court in a big shopping center, lots of choices, I had Chinese buffet - much like food court meal at home. Then off toward the border another 180 miles. Temperature up to about 90 degrees, long miles of the Sonora Desert - lots of space for solar power installations. No inspection at the Military Checkpoint near Benjamin Hill, just waved me through. Last time the van got a gamma ray ... read more
Top of the World
She's on the road
On the way...

North America » Mexico » Sonora » San Carlos May 3rd 2012

More about San Carlos and the Marina where we spend a lot of our time.... read more
Marina San Carlos
Tucked in on C dock
Blue Heron

North America » Mexico » Sonora » San Carlos May 2nd 2012

Some snaps around San Carlos.... read more
Gringo Pete's
Kite Surfer

North America April 27th 2012

Our sailboat in Marina San Carlos - San Carlos, Sonora, Mexico.... read more

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