Category Archives: Holidays

Bath

First that photo from St. James Park in London. Remember? The commanding views of Buckingham Palace? Monday morning, we left Paddington Station by train and 90 minutes later, disembarked in Bath. Today we’ve explored the city (about the size of … Continue reading

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London, at Last

We left under sunny skies by ferry (and spotted a breaching orca on the way) to Vancouver, then hopped on the 9 hour flight to Gatwick, found our way by train into Victoria Station and walked 6 minutes to the … Continue reading

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Kenmare, Parknasilla and the Ring of Kerry

We left Kilkenny early to beat the traffic on the Ring road and found it harrowing just the same. Apparently, the roads to come are even narrower and so we rested up, and lunched on local ingredients in Kenmare — … Continue reading

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To Kilkenny

We’ve heard it rains a lot in Ireland and that’s why I felt disappointed in myself for leaving┬ámy rain jacket on Pender Island last weekend. As it turns out, I haven’t needed it. The weather has been warm and balmy … Continue reading

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Sites around Fair Dublin

Ireland is the known for its storytelling and so we headed to the Brazen Head Pub last evening for dinner theatre entitled Food, Folk and Fairies! The food was from the farm and hearty, Irish stew, thick bread and pie … Continue reading

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Dublin

Here we are in Ireland’s fair Dublin — strolling the cafe lined streets, taking in the Georgian architecture and appreciating subtleties and varieties of the colour green. Our accommodation, The Schoolhouse Hotel, sits on the edge of a small river … Continue reading

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Good to be Home

“‘Come on, John,’ he said, ‘the longer we look at it, the less we shall like it.’” CS Lewis, The Pilgrim’s Regress Every time I walk the long corridor toward the open door to the long tube I will spend … Continue reading

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Spires and Turrets

“Then I dreamed that they came in sight of the city, very old, and full of spires and turrets, all covered with ivy…” CS Lewis, The Pilgrim’s Regress Park Guell isn’t old, but it is full of spires and turrets, … Continue reading

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He Kept On

“He kept on singing his song…” CS Lewis, The Pilgrim’s Regress I read an article in Time magazine once that said it takes 10,000 hours of practice to become accomplished at whatever is practiced. We visited Picasso’s museum today where … Continue reading

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A Little More Tea?

“Will you not have a little more tea?” “Thank you,” said John, ” but if you can give me some directions, I think I would like to continue my journey.” CS Lewis, The Pilgrim’s Regress It’s awfully tempting at times … Continue reading

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