Posted in June 2011

Peat in the Fire, Midges in the Sky: Lessons learned on The Isle of Islay

Peat in the Fire, Midges in the Sky: Lessons learned on The Isle of Islay

In case you were wondering, Steve and I did manage to make nice after the coffee/missed train fiasco in York. It ended up being a good day after all! We’re still playing catch up with these posts. The Isle of Islay (pronounced Eye-la.  It took me a while to remember this.) was about two weeks ago but memories are still … Continue reading

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Coffee, Steel, Pinstripes and Genetic Defects

Coffee, Steel, Pinstripes and Genetic Defects

Readers, below is a snapshot in time from a galaxy not so far away…   —————————————– Today is intended to be our third day trip from York in as many days. The previous two saw us complete a wonderful seven-mile coastline hike along the North Sea cliffs from Robin Hood’s Bay to the beautiful seaside abbey … Continue reading

The Grand Tour: Scotland, one week in

The Grand Tour: Scotland, one week in

I apologize for being incommunicado for a while.  Since we left York our wireless access has been minimal, and the times where we have been able to locate a hot spot the connection has been weak.  Needless to say this has been frustrating, but I think about how travel and travel writing used to be … Continue reading