We had only visited Haute-Savoie briefly before. It was certainly warm this year, even in Belgium on the journey out!

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Our two night flying visit to Québec (vielle ville). We flew with Porter from Toronto city airport (Billy Bishop) and it’s a great airline.

 

The start and end of our visit to Canada. We had a great time.

A few days touring in south Ontario with Malcolm and Steff.

We like to travel. Since we’re now retired we can’t call this “holidays” any more – but we’ll blog about our travels here.

Got back this afternoon from our trip to the island of Rügen in the Baltic, off the north coast of Germany. Travelled on the Newcastle-Ijmuiden ferry then drove across the Netherlands and Germany. The most sunny photos have been selected!

First the ferry trip from Newcastle to Ijmuiden and a drive across the north of Germany, staying in various little hotels:

At our holiday house and in Stralsund, over the bridge on the mainland:

Around the island of Rügen:

Lübeck:

Journey back across Germany, into the Netherlands, and back to the ferry at Ijmuiden:

Had a great few days in Switzerland – staying in Basel, and visited Bern. Fantastic weather until the last evening when the torrential rain arrived – so we were lucky. Great food (Swiss specialities of course) and drink (also Swiss – wine and beer).

Here’s the link to the Einstein paper: http://einsteinpapers.press.princeton.edu/vol2-trans/154