England and Scotland

24 May - 26 June 2016

with

Rob - Lou - Joshua - Zachary

London - Scotland - London

Little Venice

Quiraing Ridge - Skye

The London sky line from the recently opened extension to the "Tate Modern"

We spent a day in Kew Gardens with

Hans & Ute who came from Switzerland

Brixton markets with Lyn and Jim

and the family

"St Bartholomew The Great"

founded in 1123 in West Smithfield

A new castle all for me ?!?!

St James Midhope Church

here since the 1350's

Ambleside in the "Lakes District National Park"

with Roman fort foundations and Bridge House

 

 

The Falkirk wheel.

To see it in action click here

 

 

Sterling Castle

"Eilean Donan Castle" near the bridge to Skye

"Trotternish Ridge View" where we

spent two wonderful weeks with the 6 of us

"Single Track Cafe" with

the view from the cafe

"Duntulm" Castle ruins

 

"Uig"

"Ocean Day" walk to "Rubha Hunish"

the most northern point on Skye

Portree

"Point Neist"

Lighthouse

On the western side of the "Cuillins" are the "Fairy Pools"

in the River Brittle in Glenbrittle

"Dunvegan Castle"

"Fairy Glen"

"Red Roof Cafe"

"Ardmore Point" on the Waternish Peninsula

Entrance to a late "Iron age" storage tunnel (300BC - 300 AD)

"CaelaverockCastle" on the border with England

London is full of interesting old and new buildings

"Sky Gardens" on the 35th floor of the "Walkie Talkie" building

John Henry took us on an "Unseen Shoreditch Tour" from "Old Station - Hoxton Square"

to learn more about these tours done by the homeless click on:

sockmobevents.org.uk/

The UK was voting to remain or get out of the EU while we were walking the streets of London on our last full day of the holidays.

When we return next time will England be as we left it with as many building sites and cranes in London?

Interesting time we live in.

 

Before flying out that night, we spent a glorious sunny day in Richmond along the Thames