Oval: JUNE 2006

                          It's holiday time !
           First one to visit is Fuerteventura.
 Vicky's favourite place, Falmouth.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    

         

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

 

 

       

         

 

 

 

                                                                                                                              

 

 

 

 

 

 

     

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March 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
JUNE 2006
The lovely Phoenix Hotel in not-so-lovely Tsilivi
Harvey's Bar
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)
Cromer
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
Salud !
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 !  DEC 2007
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

              February 2008

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 

                  June 2008  

                

Day 1 - stopped at the Star Hotel, in Moffatt - worlds narrowest hotel mesuring 20' wide ! - nice place..
JUNE 2008
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 !

 

                                                                                                                                                     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                    

 

 

                              

               Zante

    September 2006

  

                   

 

                   

 

 

 

 

                  

 

 

 

MARCH 2007 & 2008

 

 

                  

 

 

 

 

 

 

                  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                   

 

 

June 2007

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

fuerteventura

September 2007

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

      Bruges

December 2007

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                          

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                         

 

 

 

 

 

 

                            

 

 

                    

                                         

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Molly Malone !

 

 

 

Daniel O'Connell's statue - a nationalist hero

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plenty of Diddly-di going off in Temple Bar !

 

The Halfpenny Bridge over the River Liffy

 

 

 

 

Oscar Wilde's tribute statue and birthplace

 

       TENERIFE

September 2008

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 4.TV

 

 

A nice walk up to Costa Adeje

 

Who's the friend Vik ?

 

 

         

A Quick Diversion to Heartbeat Country

                       December 2008

       

Can't remember the last time we visited Whitby, so we went up there for a couple of days - cold but a nice break.

 

 

 

                                             

 

 

 

                             

A replica of Captain Cooke's ship, the Endeavour is in the harbour.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Staithes Harbour
Heartbeat Country -       Goatland
The Aidensfield Arms

   - Where's Claude !

 

Whitby Harbour
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

                    September 2010

 

                   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                               

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                               

 

 

 

 

                               

 

 

 

 

                                

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                

 

 

                

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

          

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

              

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 venice.
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 wall.