Category Archives: UK

A Sunny Afternoon

Our east-to-west cross-Britain expedition complete, Alekka and I drove back from Penzance through Exeter to London. On Tuesday I returned the somewhat worse for wear rental car. Alekka and I moved into an Airbnb in Camden for a few days while we wait … Continue reading

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Arrr

I’ll admit it, the main reason I wanted to stay in Penzance was the pirates. Maybe Penzance never had any more pirates than the rest of the Cornish coast but it inspires me to hum Gilbert and Sullivan and I think that is … Continue reading

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As I was going to St. Ives

As I was going to St. Ives, I met a man with seven wives. Each wife had seven sacks, each sack had seven cats, each cat had seven kits: Kits, cats, sacks, and wives, how many were there going to St. … Continue reading

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Saltash to Land’s End

And now all the way to the other side of the country: the south coast of Cornwall. We spent the first night in Saltash. We chose it only because it was as far as we could get from Southend in one day; the town … Continue reading

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Essex

Andreas needed to go to LA for ten days to visit his family. While he was gone, Alekka and I rented a car and did some exploring. Our friend Katie in London mentioned that there was a nice little folk festival coming … Continue reading

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In the meantime zone

We are fond of the St. Athans, a budget hotel near London’s Russell Square. But I thought that this time it would be fun to stay somewhere different so I booked us an Airbnb in Greenwich. I’d only been out here once before, for … Continue reading

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A new year and Old Ideas

I’ve celebrated at least two other birthdays in London (#19 and #43), wonderful in their own ways, but this one (#54, yikes) was magical. Alekka has been my daytime sightseeing companion this week while Andreas attends an American School of … Continue reading

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