The Intrepid Traveller
This is my way of bringing back wonderful memories. Although I have many memories and photos before this blog began, it was when I got to grips with the combination of the technology of the digital camera and blogging that I realised that I could record some of those special memories. Some people like to keep albums, others put their photos in the cloud but I like to research where I’ve gone, and write something about it so that the memories come to life every time I want a ‘happy fix’.
I’ve had feedback from friends about memories that have been triggered for them – about places where they were born, places they’ve gone to for a holiday or places where we’ve been together.
I hope you enjoy some of my stories.
2014 This year I spent several days in Sydney, Australia and a long weekend in Singapore in late June on the way through to the UK. I spent two months visiting friends and family (and playing in croquet tournaments) in Hampshire, Hertfordshire, Peterborough, Gloucestershire, Devon, Nottinghamshire and London. From 1 September to 6 October I visited many places in the US and Canada, driving from New York to Los Angeles much of it with Julie and all with Suzi, and then Suzi and I passed through Sydney again for a few days before arriving back home in mid-October.
What good timing. The journey was excellent and for the first time for ages, I slept on a plane! We arrived in the morning rush hour when progress in a car is hard so we took the train to Lindfield and Kate met us at the station. It’s actually only a 10 minute walk from the house, but with our heavy bags … Continue reading
We didn’t rush this morning having decided that we’d have a lazy drive down to Carlsbad and enjoy the coast. The distance from Thousand Oaks to San Diego is 160 miles which would take two and a half hours. It was to be one of our shortest daily drives and we intended to enjoy taking some time out along the way. Continue reading
Full of our Yosemite memories, we decided to have a lazy day and drive gently down the Californian coast. The distance from Carmel to Thousand Oaks, just west of Los Angeles, is nearly 300 miles and we knew that the driving alone would take us nearly five hours. Continue reading
Another beautiful day. We’ve been so lucky! Continue reading
We had to change our plans this morning as Julia, an old school friend, had to leave LA unexpectedly for urgent work in northern California and wouldn’t be back until 6 October, the day before we leave. Continue reading