An early start to drive over to Stromness for the ferry. There is a ferry that runs from St Margaret’s Hope to Gill’s Bay in about an hour but by going from Stromness you get to cruise by The Old Man of Hoy.
Flights available from LHR to SEA for c£500 end of Aug /start of Sep for two weeks – awesome! US Road Trip here we come!!
When time is limited, lots of plans and ideas are important to making the most of your time outside the office – whether it’s a wander in the hills or along the coast, a pint from the local brewery or sup from local distillery or the best local grub on offer. Scotland, my homeland, what better way to see it than a road trip!
A last minute weekend away to the Norfolk coast coincided with the temperature dropping to single digits – at least it remained dry for walking part of the Norfolk Coast Path! 🙂
First stop of the day is to Musée de l’Orangerie which contains two rooms housing 8 of Monet’s Water Lilies compositions made up from 22 panels for a total length of 90.83 metres. The greens and blues and purples of the paintings make for a calming feeling while sitting and taking in Monet’s spectacular accomplishment.
Last minute break to Paris. Not the cheapest way to do it (£230 return) but ticket booked Tuesday for the last Eurostar train leaving at 20:00 Thursday, and 2h15mins later you’re in the centre of Paris!
The Yoke Ridge and Troutbeck route climbs the Garburn Pass to follow the best side of the Kentmere Horseshoe along the rollercoaster ridge of Yoke, Ill Bell, Froswick and Thornthwaite Crag. A steep descent to Threshthwaite Mouth is followed by a long return down lovely Troutbeck.
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