It's holiday time !
First one to visit is Fuerteventura.
Vicky's favourite place, Falmouth.
LET'S GET AWAY !
2006. The island of Fuerteventura, being one of the Canary Islands, is more or less guaranteed good weather. Just what me & Vicky wanted - it's fairly quiet, good beaches, good weather, excellent hotel (all inclusive 5*) and great food & drink. We've booked for same time, next year, but we're trying the north of the island.
The Hotel Jandia Princess - everything you want here.
View of the beach (VV LONG BEACH TOO!)
Spent loads of time here
The COCO LOCO BAR !!
767 (I think?) -
Got us there & back safely anyway !
No Vicky, you can't take one of the wild local chipmunks home with you.
Water's bloody cold ! - Don't you agree ?
Apart from the German Naturists, this is a well known erection in Jandia.
Godrevy Lighthouse, St Ives Bay Wheal Cotes, Nr St Agnes
Remember Boscastle .
Clovelly - lovely place but what a hill !!
-what a mess !
Celtic remains, Lanyon Quiot and Men an Tol
Daphne du Mauriers Frenchmans Creek
The lovely Phoenix Hotel in not-so-lovely Tsilivi
Kefalonia from Zante
It's Fuerteventura again, but the north side, to Corralejo.
Corralejo has more to do than Jandia - both places we'd go to again - going back to Jandia (same hotel) in September. It has a lovely harbour (above) fronted by eating places & bars. Made the Talk of the Town (below) our local - think they're glad we came home as I won the music quiz every night - anybody want a T Shirt !
Took a day out to visit Lanzarote on the boat - nice trip where you see the fish Herring ???) from the bottom. Next time we'll pay a visit to Lobos, which is pictured above. All in all a very nice time at Fuerteventura.
NODDY & BIG EARS' BIG OUTDOOR CARAVAN ADVENTURE TO YARMOUTH (P...ing it down)
Yarmouth Caravan Park
The hat is obligatory !
...and they're off (but not yet)
Potter Heigham - that bridge is VERY narrow !
Southwold - for some very sad reason, we quite liked this place - it featured on Coast.
Back to Jandia, and the Jandia Princess Hotel - lovely place
1st port of call - Coco Loco bar
Vik, Me & George
Hired a car for a day & toured ALL the island - was a bit hair raising, I can tell you.
On the way to find a Farmacia - bloody Mosquito's
Puerto del Rosario - they forgot to tell us the place was closed on Saturdays.
Thought we'd try the Channel Tunnel, so went to Bruges for a few days - lovely place, but damn cold - needed another hat !
Stayed 1 night at Folkestone, with the Tinsel & Turkey mob - a very ageing process !
Customs & going down to the train - brilliant !
Stopped off at Dunkerque - this is a plaque on the beach remembering Operation Dynamo (I think)
Bruges is lovely - especially around Christmas
...and you can drink & have a fag !
...but no pissing in the street !
A Quick Stratford-on-Avon visit
Shakespeare's birthplace Ann Hathaway's cottage Holiday Inn, where we stayed - (very good)
Much of the same in March 2008 -Corralejo
A QUICK VISIT TO WEST SCOTLAND
Day 1 - stopped at the Star Hotel, in Moffatt - worlds narrowest hotel mesuring 20' wide ! - nice place..
After much driving around lochs, we arrive at Campbeltown, Kintyre - rather a dull run down place, but intereting from a Beatles point of view, if you look on 'More Beatles Stuff' & 'Beatle Homes'
Mull of Kintyre - the actual beach where Paul & Wings performed the song for video.
Edinburgh castle from Princes St - must say Edinburgh's bus system is brill !
The castle, ready to host the tattoo.
Where we stayed - nice hotel
- Northumberland Hotel
August 1st 2008 - surprise birthday treat to Dublin
Hey, what a place !
MARCH 2007 & 2008
Molly Malone !
Daniel O'Connell's statue - a nationalist
Plenty of Diddly-di going off in Temple Bar
The Halfpenny Bridge over the River Liffy
Oscar Wilde's tribute statue and birthplace
Suite Atlantis resort & the Talk of the Town
Inside the Vulcano
Hotel Vulcano - very English -don't who's
worse sometimes - Germans or English !
Must haves : 1. Pool View 2. Beer 3.Fags
A nice walk up to Costa Adeje
Who's the friend Vik ?
Quick Diversion to Heartbeat Country
Can't remember the last time we visited
Whitby, so we went up there for a couple of days - cold but a nice
A replica of Captain Cooke's ship, the
Endeavour is in the harbour.
Heartbeat Country -
The Aidensfield Arms
- Where's Claude !
Staithes - Captain Cooke worked here before
moving to Whitby
....and the garage
The Hole of Horcum - apparantly a giant
made this feature of nature !
FIRST VISIT TO GRAN CANARIA
Thought we'd try Tenerife this time, so off we went to Playa de las
Americas. Still feel we prefer Jandia, even though the Jerries piss you off !
Little bridges like this made it a
really quaint place.
Enjoyed a trip to Puerto Mogan - little
Puerto Rico - 1 side was a bit commercial, but
the other side, the port, is really nice.
Riu Vistamar, Amadores - a really nice hotel
high up between Amadores & Puerto Rico.
View of Amadores from the hotel - the
road to the beach was v v steep, but that didn't bother me,
as I jogged up & down it -NOT !
Never to be one to miss a Beatles connection,
the Yellow Submarine, in the harbour - went on market day.
Quite a convincing 'metal man' on the harbour