Monthly Archives: June 2014

A Day in the Scottish Highlands

 

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At Dunrobin Castle

On our cruise around Great Britain, one of the ports of call was¬†Invergordon, Scotland. We spent a day there and toured various sites but just scratched the surface.¬† This area would be great to spend a multi-day visit. Continue reading »

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Ancient Mysteries of the UK

cropped-GWN3994-251.jpgIn 2012, we took a two week cruise on Princess that sailed around Great Britain. It started and finished in Southampton with stops in Wales, Dublin, Belfast, Glasgow, The Orkney Islands, Inverness and Edinburgh. At the conclusion of the cruise, we spent several days in Bath and then finally ended in London.

With the exception of Stonehenge, the intent of our trip was not to visit ancient burial sites, however, most of the places visited in this blog were tour stops along the way to somewhere else and ended up being a pleasant surprise. Continue reading »

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Canyonlands- Bryce & Zion

Bryce Canyon

Bryce Canyon

As we left Lee’s Ferry on the Colorado River, we began the last several days of our Canyonland’s trip. The first stop was Bryce where we arrived late in the afternoon. These two locations may have been the last segment of the trip but they were anything but the least. The best way I can describe these two locations is “WOW!” They were just spectacular! Continue reading »

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Normandy Beaches and D-Day

cropped-DSC_0318.jpgSeventy years ago this Friday, on June 6, 1944, Operation Overlord, the largest air, land and sea invasion in history took place. That day 160,000 troops from the United States, Great Britain and Canada crossed the English Channel and landed on the beaches or were dropped by parachutes into Normandy, France. This was a pivotal moment in World War 2 and has been immortalized in the movie “The Longest Day” as well as the series “Band of Brothers”. Continue reading »

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