Grand Tour #42; The Caledonian Canal or Avoiding the Wrath of Cape Wrath.
It was mostly pouring rain. We had some nice country to look at when it wasn’t pouring rain. When it was pouring rain we washed ourselves of the smell of … Continue reading
Grand Tour #37; Grand Re-Union Canal
I used to live here. A lifetime ago. For 5 years I lived on a Narrowboat, in Kingsland Basin, in London’s inner North East. I lived in an area called De … Continue reading
Grand Tour #32; Champagne Moments; Celebrating France.
Champagne Moments. French Culture is great. French food is great. French wine is great. The greatest french wine might be Champagne. Champagne is weird. (Entirely appropriately.) Its a funny drink … Continue reading
Grand Tour #23 Looking Out. Looking in.
Looking out. Looking in. There are temples, there are graves. There are boats, there are waves. My daughter, Aoife, and I left the rest of the family behind for a … Continue reading
Grand Tour #18; Take me to the River
Rivers. Take me to the river. Drop me in the water. Or drop me in a little boat anyway. Everywhere I go I am attracted to rivers. When I walk, … Continue reading
Slow boat down the Mekong – from Pak Beng to Luang Prabang
Originally posted on Jill's Scene:
The Mekong is the 12th largest river in the world. It rises on the Tibetan Plateau, flows through Yunnan province in China, into Burma,…