OCTOBER (Later) 2019




Szechenyi thermal baths - didn't go in but lovely to walk around the park there and the transport system is brilliant - metro & tram
Excuse me ! - I only said 'C&A again ?'




Made a diversion to Morecambe on the way home and couldn't resist taking a photo of where he was born ! - still one of my all-time heroes.


Off we go to Benidorm - self. Vicky, Rebecca, Robson , Ellissia, Marley and Daz. Really good time in self catering apartments Terralta, on the Poniente side, up the hill.
Again, Marley was never out the pool long !
The White Star with The Beatles outside
Levante side - quite lively !
Robson looks happy - not
3 nights in Budapest - lovely place and very cheap. Stayed at he Corvin Hotel - very comfortable and good breakfast
Part of Budapest Castle - rumour has it that Dracula was imprisoned here in the labyrinths briefly but that is not true - he was imprisoned elsewhere ! Think some GOT's was filmed here.
Funicular railway that goes up to Fisherman's Wharf - didn't use it, we walked up instead
Lovely view of most of Budapest, from teh Pest side.


One of the main sights of Budapest, the Chain Bridge
Nagy Vasarcsarnok - local indoor market and all sorts of souvenir stuff and many street food places. Well worth visiting.
A spare couple of days with Ellissia and Marley. Hired a caravan from :    https://www.mcnevinfamilycaravans.co.uk/  and we stayed on the Golden Sands site. Not much open at this time of the year, but we all enjoyed it,
After the sad trip to the Orkneys in February, it was decided to scatter Vicky's brother's (Andrew) share of the ashes over Lake Windermere where he spent much time with his family,
Thanks to my mistake with Groupon, we stopped at the Newby Bridge Hotel for 2 nights. Very nice - indoor pool which we used

On the way I fancied taking a look at the Ribblehead Viaduct and it is quite impressive.

This is the marina which Andrew, Colin and Vicky launched !!!

 Windermere with snow on the mountains. Never been up here and it's lovely, even in the freezing cold ! 

Had a good road trip around the lakes and this is the tribute plaque to Donald Campbell, near Coniston Water.
Sellafield !

Fairly scary place really.


On the othe side of Windermere is Beatrix Potters Museum which was closed, but the lady there pointed out her house which she spent much of her later life.
Parliament Buildings - very impressive building
Neptunes Bar (Morgans Tavern)

Here's Vik,waiting for her scooter, outside the Solano ! (Sol Pelicanos Ocas)

First off, March 2019 Puerto del Carmen, Lanzarote, of which I can't find any photos !!!!

Stayed at the Self Catering Apartments, Jable Bermudas - clean, tidy and everything you need. Hired a car - a white one ??? and visited all over the island again - very nice.


  JULY 2019