Heading away from The Smoky Mountains and Blue Ridge Parkway we headed South West, waterfall hunting, passing some unusual roadside Americana. Rather than breaking ourselves in gently, we arrived at Tallulah Gorge State Park. There are over 1000 State Parks all over the US as well as 61 National Parks. We've always found them to… Continue reading My Name is Tallulah
Heading inland away from the beaches the temperature started to fall as the elevations increased, we were heading to the mountains. First stop was Chapel Hill, another uni town, this one The University of North Carolina. It just happened to be match day so everyone was in their pale blue colours, it's incredible the scale… Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving Y’all
Being an ex Goth, Nick is a real fan of cemeteries... actually, some of the monuments make for superb infra red photographs. So off we went to wander the enormous Bonaventure Cemetery. As a stop off on our way to Charleston, it's Savannah's oldest, and packed with angelic monuments and obelisks reaching for the sky… Continue reading Charming Charleston and Beyond
We had some luck with such good flights to get here but we had even better luck when the weather was against SpaceX. Our first day in Florida and we were able to drive up to Titusville and watch the SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket launch, with four astronauts onboard, to the International Space Station. Not… Continue reading Spaceship to Savannah
So having returned from the Nordics mid September we thought we should blog before heading off this time. Sitting at The Ranch, in between trips, watching the coming’s and going’s, we set about making a list of what we’ve been up to and it wasn’t that long so this may be a rare short one!… Continue reading The Inbetweeners, Tytherington, Dallas
We don't have anything against Germany but we didn't have enough time to stay longer than an overnight as we were heading towards Hollands Hook. Primarily a autobahn drive we had the pleasure of the "woosh-mobiles" again, more or less flying past us at ridiculous speeds, for company. It got us talking about how we… Continue reading Daft in Delft, Giddy in Gouda
Meow, Jigsaw here! I’ve had a look at the blogs from the humans Nordic trip and as usual I am not the centre of attention in their writing so I’m feeline the need to correct it. To be honest, it’s not been a bad one for me either. They did a very good job of… Continue reading The Mouse Trap – tails of a travelling cat!
Denmark sits quietly between Sweden, Norway and Germany and to be honest, when we thought about Denmark's identity, we were limited in our terminology. We weren't using the same descriptive words that we had done about its neighbours but having spent a second stint here, (Charismatic Copenhagen) this time in the Jutland region, we realise… Continue reading Denmark, so much more than butter and bacon!
Meandering our way back down to Oslo from Lofoten Islands was a treat for the eyes, even if it was a very long way! We've a load of photos but tried to select some that evoke the vast and diverse array of landscapes, high and low, warm and cold that we travelled through. Different to… Continue reading Norway – North to South
Majestic mountains with jagged tips, piercing the sky, the ubiquitous red stilted buildings and beguiling fishing villages were all there to meet us as we explored The Lofoten Islands. A long held dream of a trip came to fruition with the generosity of the Norwegian Government and frankly, great timing! We short cutted Narvik by… Continue reading Dreams – The Lofoten Islands