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Tuesday & Wednesday; Explore Amsterdam.
Thursday 23rd July
Drive to Frankfurt, Germany.
Friday; Visit Selters Bethel.
Saturday 25th July
Drive to Munich, Germany.
Sunday; Visit Dachau Concentration Camp Museum.
Monday 27th July
Drive to Canazei, Dolomites, Italy.
Tuesday - Friday; Play in the mountains.
Saturday 1st August
Drive to Lake ...
Wow! Only 2 weeks before we leave. Thought it might be good time to start posting the preparations. Actually over dinner tonight at Keswick Binny suggested it so these are especially for you Binny! We maybe away for 6.5 weeks but the actual preparations have been going on now for about 6 months!
So we have a file full of info and booking details etc.....as you would expect there are many, many lists which will be required over the coming days and weeks! ...
... When the wall was first built it only had small secure guard posts and watch towers. Places like vindolanda and Corbridge were built to defend important sites such as cross roads or river crossings away from the wall. Very quickly they decided that the wall needed it's own forts and Corbridge was converted to a supply depot. The grain stores ...
... over stone walls, negotiating sheep with their lambs and cows with very young calfs. All along permissive paths the walker treads without a worry. Harvesting has begun so some fields smelled devine. We first stopped at Shap Abbey. This was founded in 1200 then destroyed in 1530 during Henry VIII's reign. It must have been magnificent once, especially in its remote location. Whilst looking over the ruins the RAF ...
... however this town not very impressive. Back south via eastern Edinburgh and through pretty countryside, rolling hills back to England. Very pretty drive, and we stopped somewhere in the country for a cup of tea. Back to England and the city of Carlisle. Depressed castle town, would not bother to ...