Monthly Archives: June 2010

Part 11. Houses of the Great … Hypocrites

The cliffs near Fishguard in Wales are very impressive and are obviously close to the coast. Unfortunately, I had read of a competition being run by the National Trust where you could win an all expenses paid week in a … Continue reading

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Part 10. Bonnie Prince Charlie

Bonnie Prince Charlie   It is close to dark, the wind is up and black ominous clouds are churning across the sky, (like ghostly galleons tossed upon cloudy skies?) and I’m alone in the middle of Culloden Moor,  site of … Continue reading

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Part 9. A Wee Haggis

This incredibly scenic tourist route through the mountains along goat tracks and roads only wide enough for Matchbox cars, concentrates the mind, especially as you round hairpin bends straight into the path of effing great coaches loaded with 65 huge … Continue reading

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Part 8. Not Narnia, Someplace Better.

Not Narnia, But Better. We arrived at Wester Bunoit Cottage on a very steep hill above Drumnadrochit on the banks of Loch Ness, not that far from the famous Urquhart Castle,  that impossibly picturesque ruin you see in all the … Continue reading

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Part 7. The Lady of the Lake.

The Lady of the Lake The early morning light over Lake Windemere in Cumbria is enough to turn anyone all Wordsworthic, (Wordsworthy?) especially too if you’d been hanging round with his mate Sam Coleridge who wrote The Ryme of the … Continue reading

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Part 6. Charles Dickens and Me.

Charles Dickens and Me We’ve arrived at Ross-on-Wye late in the day having been seduced by a detour by way of the Slaughters, Upper and Lower. Slaughter is just an early Saxon word for creek. Unfortunately, it’s a Sunday and … Continue reading

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Part 5. Make My Day

Make My Day The trouble with travelling with Allen is that he is too ready to agree to my stupid suggestions. I saw a track across a green bit on the map – that is the extend of our research, … Continue reading

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