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This has been a fabulous trip for scenery and we have both revelled in it. That and the colour of vegetation in both Scotland and England is a wonder to behold. The light green of the grass in particular made … Continued

42 02-10-2017 Mon enroute

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Our last day was spent quietly – having a good rest and packing for the trip back. We had Fish & Chips for lunch and raspberries with clotted cream for dessert – yummy. That was probably our only F&C of … Continued

41 01-10-2017 Sun Taunton

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Joan had expressed a wish to just trundle around some small villages on our last full day, and Nick came up with a lovely route. First stop was St Giles church in Bradford-on-Tone. Next up was the Wellington Monument, on … Continued

40 30-09-2017 Sat Taunton

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We started the day in the same graveyard in town as several days ago. This time we found more relatives – aunts and uncles, all buried in the same grave, at the other end. Our first stop was Happy Valley, … Continued

39 29-09-2017 Fri Taunton

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We spent the entire day in the Somerset Levels region. Our first stop was the King Alfred memorial, erected to honour his achievements in driving out the Danes. The plaque was hard to read – here’s the partial text: King … Continued

38 28-09-2017 Thu Taunton

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We had a pretty light sort of day, strolling into town to visit the Museum of Somerset, and to wander around town. We had briefly visited the museum last year but did not have time to look at the exhibits … Continued

37 27-09-2017 Wed Taunton

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Another traveling day, from Manchester to Taunton, where we are staying with Joan’s childhood friend. We had only one stop, in Stratford-upon-Avon. We did this for two reasons: a) because we were intrigued by what we glimpsed here three years … Continued

36 26-09-2017 Tue Manchester

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Today was mainly a transit day – from Edinburgh to Manchester. Having seen the delights of Scottish scenery, we had no particular expectations landscape-wise from this trip. How wrong we were. We were most surprised to find that the initial … Continued

35 25-09-2017 Mon Edinburgh

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Today we drove northwest of Edinburgh, initially to Stirling and then to the Kelpies and the Falkirk Wheel on the way back. It was not a promising day weather-wise – cloud on the ground basically, meaning there was not much … Continued

34 24-09-2017 Sun Edinburgh

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Another walking day exploring the variety of Edinburgh’s suburbs. We again headed into the city using the bus, dropping us just before the Royal Mile (High Street). We were surprised to see that this street,which had been packed yesterday, was … Continued

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