Read and rate Travel Journal Entries for Yorkshire Dales National Park, England, United Kingdom
Aug 10, 2014 - England
A seven-hour ferry ride leaving from the Hook of Holland and across the English Channel landed us in Harwich, England. Harwich is where the Mayflower was built and the ship’s Master Christopher Jones lived. We headed north up along the English coast and spent a few days in the coastal resort towns of Skegness and Scarborough. English beach resorts can really be “tacky”. There are just miles and miles of amusement parks, fast food stands, and junky stores lining the littered beaches. We did manage to find one nice, quiet beach that was a...Jump to full entry
Oct 3, 2013 - On the Move
What a change! We were sad to leave the Michaelgate house in Lincoln. We traveled for 3+ hours through - about 25 roundabouts! These are my worst nightmare because even though our Ipad map tells us which exit to take, inevitably something looks different just as we get there. Made few mistakes, however, and made our way through famed Scarborough where we saw no fair but it looked lovely. Shortly thereafter, we arrived in Robin Hoods Bay (no relation). A treacherously approached top of the normal edge of land and then DOWN the steepest cliff...Jump to full entry
Aug 23, 2013 - Lake District and Yorkshire Dales
Dear Trip Journal Oh yea of little faith, so you see that I did not really abandon you, free wifi was just a bit scarce at some places and I was too mean to buy WiFi time, but here I am again and signing off from dear old England as we head off to Moscow, wow (I am not too 'worldly' yet to appreciate the significance of a visit to RUSSIA). The 1645 Bed and Breakfast farmhouse we stayed at in Crosslands, in unspoilt Rusland Valley in the English Lake District between Coniston Water and Windermere was an absolute delight, as were the lovely...Jump to full entry
Apr 30, 2007 - Three Peaks Race
Sunday 30th. April 2007: Arrived back from Scotland yesterday to support our friends from the TNRG taking part in the Three Peaks Race (Ingleborough, Penyghent and Whernside). Spike (Mike Breslin) was competing in his 21st. race - that's if he has counted right this year!!! Well Done Spike and also Wendy. A few photos enclosed.Jump to full entry
Mar 22, 2007 - Off Home!
Well today is the final day of my trip - and what a trip it has been! I have so many thoughts and emotions about what I have done that I could talk for hours and bore you about my experience, so I will be short and sweet. We are so lucky in that we have choices in how we live our lives, so make the most of this fact and quite simply - SIEZE THE OPPORTUNITY AND JUST DO IT!!!!!! You will not be disappointed.Jump to full entry
Feb 1, 2007 - Leaving today!
Well today is the day! Off the Heathrow this evening for the start of what I hope will be an amazing year. The conservation projects that I will be working on while away are all things that I never thought I would get the chance to do. First off I will be at the Riverside Wildlife Rehabilitation and Environmental Education Centre (click on the title to go to the website). A friend of mine has already been here and has said that it is an incredible place - especially the oranges! My second stint at volunteering is at Jump to full entry
Oct 22, 2006 - How do you do Beavers?
We decided to "hire" a car from Heathrow so we could just drop it off on the way to London. We clicked "confirm" on Hertz's website to look into different costs, and discovered that we had unintentionally reserved and paid for their smallest Ford for a week (120 pounds). Done. After signing the relevant documents at the Hertz office at Heathrow, we happily trundled north in the freedom of our own vehicle. Mary learned to drive in England so was an expert at staying on the left side of the road, using her left hand to work the gear shift,...Jump to full entry
Aug 14, 2004 - England - Harrogate Revisited
Once upon a time the lovely Princess Connie lived in the charming little town of Harrogate, far in the north of England. Harrogate was a famous town, known throughout the lands of Europe as a special place with magic water. People came from far and wide to take the cure with the healing powers of the many sulphur wells and spa waters found there. Big homes and majestic hotels were built to house the visitors, and grand theatres and fancy shops and restaurants sprang up to entertain them. And life was good. One day Princess Connie kissed a...Jump to full entry
Jul 9, 2004 - Windermere, in the Lake District
We took a little side trip to go see Dundrennan today, which is the namesake of Lisa's parent's street. The book called it a "wee" town. I guess that means just half a block long. It had an old Abbey and a couple of houses and a feed store. It was cute. Then we stopped in Windermere which is a really lovely place in the really lovely Lake District. The roads were incredibly windy and quite frightening (at least for the passengers, Lydia was perhaps enjoying it a little too much), but gorgeous. This time we had the foresight to book a hostel...Jump to full entry