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Sunday, June 16th

While we have a fine breakfast at Kate’s, we meet an English woman who is also staying at B&B. She lives in the south of France, in Provence, She’s about to meet the daughter and American son-in-law who live in the US but are looking for a house in the UK. We have an enjoyable […]

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Saturday, June 15th

The day starts overcast and stays that way. Another fine breakfast at The Rookery, pay for the room and pizzas from the previous night and into the Skoda. We’re off again. The first stop is Durtle Door, another impressive chalk cliff arch with adjacent solitary stacks. This site, however, is that the end of a […]

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Swanage – June 14th

After a great breakfast and being fawned over by Alan, owner of the Rookery, it’s in the car. We’re off to Corfe Castle. It’s not far to Corfe but the Skoda’s GPS has a real sense of humor and since it’s set up for the most direct route, it insists on sending us down one […]

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Swanage – Thursday, June 13th

We’re up and out of the Barrel Store into a driving rain. A stop a the Tesco across the parking lot for snacks for breakfast and some water for the drive. Into the car. It’s not far to the Stone Circle in Avebury. The circle is a ring of stone monoliths that encircles the town […]

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Cirencester – June 12, 2019

Out of the Vilenza requires hauling bags back up from lower floor room, out the door and down to the street. This is going to be a fun trek to Paddington Station where the train to Swindon awaits. In Swindon the Hertz rental car awaits. Back down Newark Street for the last time. Up Vallance […]

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London – June 11th

The weather forecast for today is partly cloudy and when we leave the hotel, it’s completely overcast. At least, it’s not raining. With the changeable weather here, it’s hard to put any faith in weather forecasts. We skip breakfast and head straight to the Tower of London which is just a couple of stops on […]

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London – June 10th

We must have been very tired last night. We’re up but not as early as I expected with 5 hour jet lag. Mika checks the weather outside and reports back that it’s raining. Welcome to London. We get out the rain gear and head out for a proper English breakfast. Good luck with that in […]

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London – June 9th

The flight lands more or less on time at Heathrow. Disembark. Walk about a mile to the immigration hall. Not much of a line surprisingly. And they have automated passport control. Slide your passport into the slot so that the device can read the chip. Take out the passport. Put in your right hand for […]

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Fort Mill – Saturday, June 8th

It’s departure day. Barbara, Talyn, Mika and I are leaving for a couple of weeks in the UK. Ayron is staying home with the pets and watching the house. Everything is done and we’ve got about 2 hours until the ride to the airport arrives at 3:30. It seems odd to be sitting without a […]

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Sebring, FL – August 30, 2018

This circus is over and everyone is headed home or at least elsewhere. It’s 18 months, more or less, until the next Alcan, the winter Alcan5000 in February, 2020. People are excited and saying they’re going to be in the next one. But first they have to go home and rest after this one. Jim […]

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