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JAX the official stamp licker, the Portree post office mascot. Skye Boat Song “The Skye Boat Song” is a Scottish folk song recalling the escape of Prince Charles Edward Stuart (Bonnie Prince Charlie) from Uist to the Isle of Skye …

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Day 4 of our Azamara Club cruise of the British Isles. We left Edinburgh’s Leith harbor about 2:30pm on Wednesday, July 6 on route to Kirkwall, Orkney islands. We’re scheduled to arrive at 8:00am and have a full day for …

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Day 3, Azamara Club cruise of the British Isles, Day 2 of Edinburgh. We’re up, breakfasted, and off the ship by 8am as planned. The ship has a shuttle for us to go into Edinburgh and its outside as promised. …

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After a restful first day on board the Azamara, we docked in Leith Port, Edinburgh, Scotland. Few ships can dock in this tidal port because it requires pinpoint navigation and just the right size ship. We went upstairs to Deck …

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Azamara Great Britian Cruise July 2016

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The Azamara 8 day British Isles cruise leaves from Copenhagen, Denmark, cruises wset across the North Sea to Edinburgh, goes North to the Orkney Islands, west to the Isle of Skye, south west to Belfast, Waterford, and finally Dublin. In …

 

Anticipation….. vacation summer 2016

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July 1, 2016 Packing and anticipating our Azamara 8 night British Isle cruise and hop over to Paris. Gail and I were so enamored with Scotland last summer that we started looking for ways to return this summer to see …

 

Florida: Adventures of an unlikely snowbird.

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I swore I would never live in Florida. Too hot, too much traffic, too southern. Until the winter of 2015. Cold and seriously tired of shoveling snow, I started looking for a small house or condo to rent in Florida …

 

Guest Blog 3: The rest of the story…. Giverny, Bayeux, Honfleur and Paris, oh my!

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Thank you Bev and Gord Simpson, you did a great job with this travelogue, Gord taking pictures and Bev putting her thoughts, and their adventures on paper. It makes me want to return to France again. The picturesque port of …

 

Guest Blog 2: Bev and Gord Simpson North West France by car

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Sunday Sept 27. Today’s visit to Juno Beach in Courselles sur Mer and the Canadian cemetery in Bény sur Mer were very moving. There is not much to see on the beachfront at Juno and in fact we found it …

 

Guest Blog: Paris and Normandy September 2015

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My sister and brother-in-law, Bev and Gord Simpson, are in France for 2 weeks, I’m living vicariously through them. I think it must be time for another trip to France! Bev and Gord live in Toronto and are avid travelers, …