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Jun 9, 2017 - Guernsey and the trip to Southampton

Have uploaded photos and hope to do some writing after dinner. Lovely dinner overlooking the water and warm enough for our coffee outside on the terrace. Locals tell us it might be the only chance in a year! Guernsey had to be a hurried visit to fit in as much as possible in the one day after our stranding in Jersay. First stop the Little Chapel started in 1914 by a De La Salle brother after a trip to Lourdes. The current Chapel is the third attempt on the site and its most interesting feature is the mosaics made initially using the broken...

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Jun 4, 2017 - Portsmouth

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard today and what a day, just as well the tickets allow you entry for 12 months - we're going back tomorrow to see the half we missed today. So much fascinating history so I'm going to let the pics tell the story,

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Honkers & England

Jun 4, 2017 - Yesterday

I have been having trouble with my Tablet battery lately so it was flat as a tack yesterday and I couldn't update. We went to New Forest and had a look around. The tide was out when we went to this little harbour! We went to a place called "Buckler's Hard" which was once a hive of shipbuilding activity on the Beaulieu Ri er, providing ships for Nelson's Navy. There is a fantastic Maritime Museum there and some of the old cottages. The road runs through the New Forest and as we were driving back to go to our hotel the horses that roam...

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Honkers & England

Jun 2, 2017 - Good morning from Southampton UK

Good morning from Southampton, England. Had a great flight from home, long and tiring but very comfortable thanks to Westjets Plus option. Comfy Bistro type hotel in Southampton after a 2 hr drive from Gatwick airport. Our driver and car were waiting at the airport as scheduled, turned out to be a great option rather than catching a train !!! Wandered about the town for a couple of hours, did a bit of shopping and sightseeing before relaxing for a quick dinner at a neighbourhood Italian Restaurant. Started our dinner outside at their...

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May 15, 2017 - Home sweet home

It's over a week since we returned to Southampton and back to normal life! We had a fabulous time and met lots of interesting people. We have been asked what was our favourite place. It's impossible to answer, there are many ports we enjoyed. The Amazon was a real highlight, having studied it in geography lessons then to experience the vastness of the of the flowing waterway through the verdant, gigantic forests was beyond my dreams. Visiting the iconic structures such as Christ The Redeemer, Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Prison was...

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Apr 26, 2017 - Southampton

Southampton is a short hop across the English Channel. Our tours here are Stonehenge and the Salisbury Cathedral. I have read so much about Stonehenge that I just had to see it. Many people would dismiss it as just a pile of stones. Since it predates written history, understanding it requires a lot of educated guessing. I think we don't give these ancestors enough credit. After all they moved these stones, weighing over a hundred tons, miles to this site. A fete similar to the construction of the pyramids in Egypt. We ate lunch at a tavern...

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Europe 2017 Cruise

Apr 21, 2017 - On the way home

Saturday 25th March. Hot. A normal sea day as we sail towards Sri Lanka. Cheryl is dealing with the ships movement very well . Sunday 26th March . Very hot . We arrive in Hambantota , Sri Lanka at about 0900 and disembark to start our tour which is called "In search of wildlife " , and involves an overnight hotel. It is going to be a full on 2 days before we rejoin the ship in Colombo . First stop is " the elephant transit home " . This place takes orphaned and injured elephants and tries to return them to the wild. The wild is a...

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Apr 8, 2017 - Family get together

Linda (Tony’s sister) had organised a family get together to celebrate her 60th birthday and Joseph’s 1st birthday on the 13 April. All the family was there except Tony’s elder brother Donald. Tony found it very strange being the most senior there! It was a lovely day. A great buffet lunch and then a walk down to the coast before all ending up at Linda and Kevin’s.

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Apr 5, 2017 - South Downs Way walk

We had moved south to near Southampton for a family get together to celebrate our grandson Joseph first birthday and Linda (Tony’s sister) 60th birthday. We had few days of enjoying the area before the “do” which involved a lovely walk on the South Downs Way across Old Winchester Hill. It was a great walk with great views.

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May 8, 2016 - Caribbean Princess Day 1

Today, we boarded the Caribbean Princess. After a day of craziness in getting to the UK and then to Southampton, we took things easy, slept until about 10:00 a.m. We breakfasted at the hotel. The hotel told us they would call a cab to get us to the docks. They did not tell us they would pay for it, so when we arrived and the cabbie turned down our money, we were more than surprised. Getting on the boat was a bit of a challenge. The cabbie took us to a cruise ship--one with a big X on the side. Now, I'm no veteran at cruising, but I was...

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UK Cruise

Jan 12, 2016 - Made it across the Bay of Biscay

We have just crossed a very stormy wild Bay of Biscay and both felt OK although all the outside deck and swimming pools have been close. We spent yesterday staggering around the ship trying to find our way round, listening to the guest lecturer (Bill Bryson who was very funny) and doing a bit of dancing.... although that was a bit of a joke on the unstable floor! Everyone kept ending up in one area of the floor as it tipped up a little and then it felt as if you were dancing up hill and then down hill again. The food and service has been...

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Jan 10, 2016 - All aboard the Queen Elizabeth safely

We had a successful trip down from Leeds in the coach without mishap although a very early start in pouring rain and arriving in rain too. The journey down however was mostly in sunshine once the sunrose and we have settled in well to our cabin for the next 37 days. All three round the world cunard cruise liners left together to a firework display but we had to miss that as we were due in for dinner at 6 pm and everything got late. It was still quite a sight seeing all the liners together in the cruise dock.

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