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

Continue reading

Also posted to:

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

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.


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

Just got back from our fantastic trip to Sweden. Thanks to all who made us so welcome. The weather could be nicer to welcome us back though – it was grey and windy on the ferry coming in to Newcastle this morning. These girls were getting blown about a bit! More photos and video of Sweden to follow in due course …

on ferry from Netherlands

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:


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