Europe 2008 Visual Diary

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10.05.08 (1)  
First impressions - then more roadside splendor
Getting over getting here (catching up with family)
'Legends Day' at Coventry City Football Club
Remembering Bill & Ed at Bridgnorth, Shropshire
Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire
      Lichfield, Staffordshire
      Tamworth, Staffordshire
      Meriden, West Midlands
      Hampton-in-Arden, West Midlands
      Henley-in-Arden, Warwickshire
      Much Cowarne, Herefordshire
    Into Wales & Cardiff
  Driving through Wales
    Ludlow, Shropshire
  Wapping, East London
      St Albans, Hertfordshire
      Verulamium Park & the River Ver, St Albans, Hertfordshire
      Remains of the Roman city of Verulamium, St Albans, Hertfordshire
      Snowy Sunday at Micky's, St Albans, Hertfordshire
      Driving north - Stilton, Cambridgeshire; Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire;
Gunthorpe & Worksop, Nottinghamshire; and Sheffield, Yorkshire
      York, Yorkshire
      Scarborough, Yorkshire
      Whitby, Yorkshire
      The Holy Island of Lindisfarne, Northumberland
10.05.08 (2)   Edinburgh, Scotland
  Driving through Scotland to the Highlands
      In and around Fort William, Scotland
      Glen Nevis, Scotland - ancestral lands of the Camerons of Glen Nevis
      Achnacarry, home of Donald Cameron of Lochiel, 27th Chief of Clan Cameron, Scotland
11.05.08 (1)     Along the shores of Loch Eil, Scotland
      Leaving the Highlands, Scotland
      Kilchurn Castle, Loch Awe, Scotland
    Lake Windermere, Cumbria
  Driving through Cumbria
      Blackpool, Lancashire
      A stroll through St James' Park, London
      Some well-known spots around London
      A stroll through Kensington Gardens, London
      A stroll through Hyde Park, London
      Portobello Road & Market, London
      Brompton Cemetery & Pimlico, London
11.05.08 (2)     Heading west
      The Grand Union Canal, Warwickshire
      Norton Lindsey, Warwickshire
      The Cotswolds - Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire
12.05.08     The Cotswolds - Cold Aston, Gloucestershire
      Cotswolds Countryside, Gloucestershire
      The Cotswolds - Salperton, Gloucestershire
      The Cotswolds - Compton Abdale, Gloucestershire
      The Cotswolds - Chedworth, Gloucestershire
      The Cotswolds - Bibury, Gloucestershire
      The Cotswolds - Cirencester, Gloucestershire
14.05.08     Rode, Somerset
      Glastonbury, Somerset
      Taunton, Somerset
      Bickleigh, Devon
      Bude beach and roadside views, Cornwall
      Boscastle, Cornwall
15.05.08     Tintagel Castle, Cornwall
      Tintagel, Cornwall
      Port Isaac, Cornwall - location for Saving Grace (film) and Doc Martin (TV)
      Driving through Devon
      Arriving on the Isle of Wight, Hampshire
23.05.08     Southcliff, Niton Undercliff, Isle of Wight, Hampshire
      Whitwell, Isle of Wight, Hampshire
      Niton, Isle of Wight, Hampshire
      Ventnor, Isle of Wight, Hampshire
      More of Ventnor, Isle of Wight, Hampshire
      St Lawrence, Isle of Wight, Hampshire
      Buddle Inn & St Catherine's Lighthouse, Niton Undercliff, Hampshire
  Godshill, Isle of Wight, Hampshire
      Shanklin, Isle of Wight, Hampshire
      Leaving Isle of Wight, Hampshire
26.05.08     At Tony's & Liz's, Seaford, East Sussex
      Chyngton Lane, Seaford, East Sussex
      Along the River Cuckmere, Seaford, East Sussex
      The Seven Sisters and the mouth of the River Cuckmere, Seaford, East Sussex
      Seaford Beach, East Sussex
      Seaford, East Sussex
      Beachy Head, East Sussex
01.06.08     Between Seaford & Alfriston, East Sussex
      Alfriston, East Sussex
      A stroll from Alfriston, East Sussex
      And back for lunch at Alfriston, East Sussex
      Another stroll, this time through Friston Forest, East Sussex
      Lewes, East Sussex
      Bill's at Lewes, East Sussex
      East Dean, East Sussex
      East Ashling, West Sussex
      Brighton, East Sussex
      Eastbourne, East Sussex
      Arlington, East Sussex
      Denton, East Sussex
03.06.08     Oxford, Oxfordshire
      Hastings (1), East Sussex
      Hastings (2), East Sussex
      Rye, East Sussex
      Battle, East Sussex
      Sissinghurst (1), Kent
      Sissinghurst (2), Kent
05.06.08     Southend-on-Sea, Essex
      Leigh-on-Sea, Essex
20.06.08 (1)   St Helier, Jersey
    Some homes of my Glen Nevis Cameron ancestors, St Helier, Jersey
      Gorey, Jersey
    Arriving at St Malo, France
    Inside the walls, St Malo, France
      The surrounding sea and islands, St Malo, France
      Our last night at St Malo, France
      On trains from St Malo to Bidart, France
      Nantes, France
      Bidart, France
20.06.08 (2)     Biarritz, France
    Hondarrabia, Spain
    Pasai Donibane, Spain
22.06.08 (1)     Urdax, Spain
      San Sebastian, Spain
    St Jean de Luz, France
    Ainhoa, France
      Espelette, France
22.06.08 (2)     Cambo-les-Bains, France
      Bayonne, France
      Rodez, France (people pics)
      Rodez, France (city pics)
24.06.08     Réquista, France
      Figeac, France
      Belcastel, France
26.06.08     Toulouse, France
      Albi, France
  Laissac, France
      Salles la Source, France
      Conques, France
29.06.08     Gordon in Paris, France
      Jenn in Paris, France
      La Tour Eiffel - Paris, France
      Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris - Paris, France
      Le Panthéon - Paris, France
      Le Musée du Louvre - Paris, France
      Basilique du Sacré-Cœur et Montmatre - Paris, France
30.06.08     Jardin des Tuileries - Paris, France
      Jardin du Luxembourg - Paris, France
      The Passages (arcades) walk - Paris, France
      Beautiful Parisian buildings - Paris, France
      Well known sights and places - Paris, France
      Interesting people on the streets - Paris, France
01.07.08     In Monet's house and garden - Giverny, France
      At Monet's water lily pond - Giverny, France
      The village of Giverny, France
08.07.08   The Beautiful canals of Brugge, Belgium
    The mediaeval city of Brugge, Belgium
    In Gabi's garden - Munich, Germany
    In Rudi's flat - Munich, Germany
      Out to dinner - Munich, Germany
      A day with Ricarda - Pfaffenhofen, Germany
      A day with Kathryn - near Munich, Germany
      Around the city - Munich, Germany
      To and from Schloss Neuschwanstein, Germany
      Down to see Miku, Renata, Nicola & Gerhard & family in Bad Aibling, Germany
      A day at Schloss Herrenchiemsee, Germany
    Salzburg, Austria
    Cultural extremes in Vienna, Austria
      Around the city of Vienna, Austria
09.07.08   Prague, Czech Republic
    On the bridges of Prague, Czech Republic
      On and by the River Vltava - Prague, Czech Republic
10.07.08   Dublin, Republic of Ireland
    Kilmainham Gaol - Dublin, Republic of Ireland
      Cork, Gougane Barra and Bantry - County Cork, Republic of Ireland
      Ilnacullin/Illaunacullin (island of holly) or Garnish Island - County Cork, Republic of Ireland
    East London, England
    Back to Liz's & Tony's to rest and pack (yuk!) prior to leaving for home - Seaford, England
Not sure if there will be any more uploads. The next couple of days will be spent trying to fit the contents of 4 suitcases into 2!! But what a trip...it's been truly fantastic and I'm sure on our return home we'll need time to reflect on all that we've seen and done. But the best times have definitely been spent with our good friends...proving once again that true friendship isn't diminished by distance.