Wales 2015

Well, technically this is “England, Wales, Ireland, and back to Wales,” but that’s a little wordy. Most of our trip to Wales in August, 2015 was, indeed, spent in Wales. Except for the 15 nights spent somewhere on the Atlantic, crossing over and back on the Queen Mary 2. Plus another two nights getting from Chicago to NYC on the train. This trip was completely airplane-free, so it took a while to get there and back. Kevin and I were gone for five weeks, the longest trip we’ve ever taken together. The main focus of our journey was a self-guided walking tour along a very small section of the 186-mile long Wales Coast Path. We walked a portion of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path, and it was the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen. We both took a ridiculous amount of photos, plus I took video, and all will be revealed, starting very soon. maybe even today.

Wales – setting sail on Thursday Aug. 27th, 2015

July 14, 2016

well, now it’s not wales at all anymore.  we started out at the lovely Willows B&B in Ashurst, and enjoyed a delicious breakfast. it was a lovely dining room, and i wish i’d taken a wide shot of it.   they do have a couple willows on the property. and we loaded up all our bags and took […]

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Wednesday, August 26, 2015 – the New Forest in England

July 13, 2016

Wednesday morning we got up and Carol made us a delicious breakfast, and then we headed for the other side of Southampton.  I’d booked us a b&b in Ashhurst, at the edge of the New Forest.  It was only a short drive from the b&b to the port, which we’d sail from on thursday. but […]

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Wales, Tues. Aug. 25th, 2015 – an unrecorded day

July 12, 2016

it wasn’t actually unrecorded, but my photos of this day are simply missing.  there’s a 20-picture gap between the last photo i took on monday night and the next photo that showed up, which is on wednesday afternoon.  where could they have possibly gone?  it’s a mystery. Tuesday morning we checked out of Parsons Grove, […]

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Monday, Aug. 24th, 2015 – the shortest video of our trip!

July 11, 2016

i only took a bit of video on our soggy hike because at first the camera wouldn’t focus, then i quickly realized that if i kept shooting, i’d probably break it. at least this gives you a little feel for the soggy adventure that was our hike on monday.

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Tintern Abbey! on Monday, August 24th, 2015

July 10, 2016

as i’ve already mentioned quite a bit, it was an exhausting day of hiking, and i wasn’t entirely on board with driving to tintern abbey, but i couldn’t be happier that we did. we were meeting charles at a place called the Abbey Mill Cafe, right next to the Abbey, and as we drove past the […]

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bonus photos from kevin! mon. 8/24/15 – wet wales hike

July 9, 2016

Here are just a few additional photos of our wet hike in wales.  kevin took these photos, and his camera is soooo much better than the phone on my camera.  the reason i didn’t post his photos here instead of mine is because he started his own blog last year and was going to post […]

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Hiking in the rain in Wales – Monday, August 24th, 2015

July 8, 2016

i guess this is the way it usually is in wales.  raining.  we were soooo lucky, all those sunny days hiking along the pembrokeshire path. we got up on monday morning and were going to laze around.  there was an extraordinarily long infomercial on tv about…irons.  yeah, irons like you iron a shirt with.  boy, […]

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a short video of Sunday, August 23rd, 2015 – Wyndcliffe, but mostly Veddw Garden

July 7, 2016

this video ends kind of abruptly, mostly i think because it was raining and i my video camera wasn’t very keen about the rain.      

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Wales – the very very last photos of Sunday, August 23rd, 2015

July 7, 2016

it was a very busy sunday – we’d woken up in Carmarthen, driven to two hours Wyndcliffe Court Gardens, had a terrific lunch, walked around Chepstow and bought all the souvenirs we wanted, and then had a lovely visit to the Veddw House Garden, including tea with Anne Wareham and Charles Hawes.  oh, and i […]

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final photos of Veddw – Sun. Aug 23, 2015

July 5, 2016

if you’re reading this before all the other postings for today, you must click here: to read all about Anne Wareham and Charles Hawes’ splendid garden tucked off in a corner of Wales. at this point in the day, we’d been at Veddw for only about 45 minutes, going kind of crazy looking at all […]

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