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February 11, 2019

France: Brittany, Cap Fréhel and Fort la Latte


 

Cap Fréhel’s current lighthouse, the third built in the area

Cap Fréhel is located on the rugged northern coast of Brittany. The Breton coastline is famous for its 148 lighthouses, 80 of which are still in operation. Cap Fréhel has had three. (more…)

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January 1, 2015

England: London, Dogs on the Tube

Filed under: Dog, Europe, London, Photography, Travel, Travel, United Kingdom, Writing — Tags: , , , , , , — anotherheader @ 4:25 pm

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Can I get back on?

Our pooch Gigi usually travels with us. In fact our canine has visited more countries than most of our human friends, something she tries not to gloat about publicly. International air travel is easier the smaller the dog. But we didn’t choose Gigi for ease of travel. Indeed, we didn’t choose her at all. Like all good dogs, Gigi adopted her humans. And thus we find ourselves traveling with a full-grown Border Chinhuahua Terrier who weighs in around 25 kg. Gigi’s size creates certain limitations that we’ve learned to live with. (more…)

November 28, 2014

England: London, Little Venice and Paddington Basin


Paddington Basin

Paddington Basin

In August we were “forced” into an extended stay in London waiting for a weather window to take Wanderlust across the English Channel. Everyone who has made the Channel crossing in his or her barges told us that we would not have to wait forever. The weather, we were reminded, will turn in our favor and crossing the Channel in our home would at some point be possible. It is just a matter of waiting for a good window. Nevertheless, though we trusted what we were told, at the moment taking our barge to France seemed to be a nebulous dream. (more…)

December 1, 2013

England: Grange-over-Sands


The Grange-over-Sands railway station, opened 1857 and restored in the late 1990’s.

The Grange-over-Sands railway station, opened 1857 and restored in the late 1990’s.

On the southern extreme of Cumbria, Grange-over-Sands is a convenient portal to the ever-popular Lake District.  A “grange”, according to Merriam-Webster, is “a farmhouse (more…)

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