Travel Blogs from Northampton
... had a 10am meeting in Theddingworth. We met her contact, Ginny Beeby, and she showed us into and around the local church (that dates back to the 1200's). While Sheila and her looked over records and such, I made myself busy taking about 20 pictures of the church and its surroundings. Sheila has found church records of family members being both baptized ...
... fence. There is a train that meanders through the gardens and around some of the exhibits. There are strange animals here like emus and wallabies... not sure where they found such strange creatures!!! :) Perhaps the two cutest animals there were miniature donkeys and a baby rhino. He was wandering around his mum who stood quietly and munched on her feed while the baby slept in the middle of it all. There were lions, wolves and wolverines. Perhaps the thing I ...
... going downstram. Nothing else seemed to be going upstream like us.
Wednesday - Thrapston
miles - 10.56
locks - 5
weather - sunny spells
The river is a little higher than normal. There is some talk that we might not be able to get under the pipe bridge once through Islip Lock. We shall see.
Thursday - Irthlingborough
miles - 7.9
locks - 6
weather - ...
... It's about death and quite beautiful. I love the last stanza....
"I long for scenes where man has never trod:
A place where women never smil'd or wept;
There to abide with my creator, God.
And sleep as I in childhood sweetly slept:
Untroubling and untroubled where I lie;
The grass below--above the vaulted sky."
After leaving the church, we walked back around the town centre and I took some gorgeous photos, my favourite being a black ...
... The next country on our journey is Tanzania, and after a day and half drive we pass through the peaceful Mikumi National
Park. African safari travel is synonymous with wildlife, and in this national park we usually see Elephant, Giraffe, Zebra and
Antelope from the roadside. From here we continue travelling through the interesting and mountainous hinterland of
Our route north then brings us to Dar Es Salaam where our truck is based for around 4 nights in ...