Europe 2019

This Blog covers London, Norway, Finland, Scotland travels in 2019

Day 1&2:  Got quickly put to work in the back yard by Dave clearing rubble for their new storage cabin.  Went to church and watched the Masters at a pub to see Tiger win.  Good to finally get recovered from jet lag.


London walk

Day 3  A short trip to Camden Town Market.   Today took a long boat cruise from Little Venice to Camden return.  Since the school kids were out, this was a very busy place.  Got a chance to speak to one of the operators so learned a little history of olden days use of the hundreds of miles of lochs and waterways throughout southern England.

The waterways are relatively clean and occupied by hundreds of boats, birds, fish and people walking alongside each part of the canals.
72 foot long boat
Camden lanterns









DAY 4:  Trip to British Museum;  Today we had to stay behind to let the workers in who are building a small castle in the back of Rebecca’s garden.  As they worked, I kept busy trying to assemble a table which we then used to organize our suitcases and knapsacks.  When David arrived home we took the ‘Tube’ and walked through Carnaby street to the museum.  We then took the tube home arriving just as it started to rain.   In all, it was a good day.

Assyrian sphinx
British Museum entrance
British Museum skylight

Spain and London

Day 16 to the mountain overlooking Santiago

Preliminary view of Santiago

With both of us suffering from a cold, Dave and I managed to persuade poor Steven and his sore feet to go the extra km (or 5 + km) to get us within 5km of the Santiago cathedral.  We expect to get an early morning view of the city tomorrow, get in line for the Compostela and attend a special mass for Pelegrinos at noon.

The weather today was perfect for hiking. It had rained over night but stopped by 7am which is when we got underway.  The barkeeper from last night served us croissants right out of the oven.  Of course there wAs one gynormous hill to climb and we all asked the same question ” why do they always build  cafes at the base of hills?”