Author Archives: Paul and Rosemary

Madagascar

Our tour to Madagascar was with the British company Explore, who we’d used before for travelling in countries which looked difficult to get around independently. We had a good group and a good trip and good weather, and we had … Continue reading

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Hebrides

We had booked a tour to Madagascar for October 2016, and our flights there connected through London, as it happened. So we thought: why not spend a couple of weeks in Britain before the tour and visit somewhere like, say, … Continue reading

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Europe, 2016

This was supposed to be our summer hiking holiday in Europe (including Britain of course). The hiking was less than satisfactory due to Rosemary’s injured knee, but as usual we made the best of things. We stayed for about ten … Continue reading

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Lake District, 2016

We needed some walking, so we scheduled a week or so to go walking in England’s Lake District. Our trip was in April, so we were taking the risk that there might be snow. But as it turned out we … Continue reading

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Northwest Passage

July 18, 2017 This was to be our last day at Arctic Watch Lodge—weather permitting, as we well knew! But the weather prediction said there was no chance of our being stranded here today. Today there were two half-day excursions … Continue reading

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River rafting

July 17, 2017 Today’s excursion was entirely water-based, and we were all doing the same basic activity with variations. It was quite complicated, and so the whole guiding crew would be going along to provide logistical support. So after breakfast … Continue reading

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Beechey Island

July 16, 2017 Yesterday our potential flight to Beechey Island had been cancelled due to weather, but today the weather was good and we were definitely going. So after a quick breakfast we all met at the Unimog for the … Continue reading

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