Armchair travel - Photos from the UK

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The UK weather gods smiled on us for our one chance to get to Skomer Island.







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Old Mar 26th, 2020, 05:55 PM
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I love LOVE your puffins

How can they not make you smile.

Not been to Skomer -- the one time I had hoped to visit when staying a couple of days in St Davids the weather was pretty awful - But I have seen puffins up close in other places, especially on the Isle of May.
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I used to go to London regularly for work, but I haven't been to the UK for work or fun in a number of years. We have two trips planned for later this year. I'm hopeful for the second one. I'm not so hopeful for the first, which would be in June for the Cubs-Cardinals game. We'll see. The two photos below are among the travel photos on our walls.


Oban Harbor ~2003. This was about 10:30 pm or so, by the way.
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Old Mar 27th, 2020, 09:00 AM
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Originally Posted by janisj View Post
I love LOVE your puffins

How can they not make you smile.

Not been to Skomer -- the one time I had hoped to visit when staying a couple of days in St Davids the weather was pretty awful - But I have seen puffins up close in other places, especially on the Isle of May.
Thanks Janis! Indeed in person puffins more than lived up to their comical appearance in photos. We had a wonderful day on Skomer and incredibly fortunate to get out there. The four days on either side of our visit they didn't sail. We met a couple in St. Davids who drove down there one of those days and were turned back.

Here's a few more shots from our time in Pembrokeshire:



St Davids Cathedral



Ramsey Island



Pentre Ifan Dolmen


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Some more...

Forth rail bridge



Skye from Mallaig



Looking south from Tongue



Croick Church, in Strathcarron near Bonar Bridge. The churchyard was used as a staging site for Highlanders evicted from their ancestral homes during the Clearances. Some of them scratched pitiful messages in the church windows.





Stokeinteignhead, Devon, which my nth great grandfather left to come to America in 1630. (The other side were Scots who came after the Clearances.)


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Fortnum & Mason


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The National Gallery, July 2019


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Thank you for transporting me to the UK for a bit. I haven't ventured too far outside of London yet. And puffins! It's one creature I hope to see someday; they look so fun and playful.
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'don't ask' . . .

The Ugly Duchess really is remarkable. I think it is Matsys' best known work (I hadn't heard of him before seeing her for the first time several years ago)
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'don't ask' . . .

The Ugly Duchess really is remarkable. I think it is Matsys' best known work (I hadn't heard of him before seeing her for the first time several years ago)
It definitely caught my attention.
I donít take photos , but occasionally iPhone is valuable
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Here are a few from the Highland games in Dufftown.



















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