F 6/23 London
F 6/23 London. Westminster Abbey. Chillin' on the lawn and enjoying a spot of sunshine.
F 6/23 London. Westminster Abbey. Richard the Lion Hearted.
F 6/23 London. Westminster Abbey and Street Light,
F 6/23 London. Big Ben and London Bridge.
F 6/23 London. Westminster Abbey and the Thames River.
S 6/24 Stonehenge. Salisbury Plain, southern England, 5000 years old. First to arrive on the first bus from the Visitor Center.
S 6/24. Stonehenge. Rocks are damn big. Apparently built as perches for birds. Mystery solved.
6/24 Dublin, Ireland. The River Liffey cuts right through the heart of the city. The rainbow flags are up because it was Pride Parade Day.
6/24 Dublin, Ireland. The Temple Bar Area. Bar after bar after bar. Hops MacBarley (www.kwbarhops.us) could launch a new career here.
6/24 Dublin, Ireland. The Temple Bar itself, from which the area takes its name. Live music, a beer garden, life-size bronze statue of James Joyce, and LOTS of people.
6/24 Dublin, Ireland. Christ Church Cathedral.
Su 6/25 southern Ireland. A field of rapeseed outshines the sky on an overcast day.
Su 6/25 Southwest Ireland. Kerry Cliffs, the western extremity of the Ring Of Kerry. Skellig Michael and Puffin Island in the distance.
Su 6/25 Southwest Ireland. Kerry Cliffs, looking north.
Su 6/25 Southwestern Ireland. Alaghee Beg, a small community at the west tip of the Iveragh Peninsula (Ring of Kerry).
Mo 6/26 Western Ireland. Ross Castle, Killarney. Built in the late 13th Century.
Mo 6/26 Western Ireland. Cliffs of Moher, looking south.
Mo 6/26 Western Ireland. Cliffs of Moher, looking north.
Mo 6/26 Western Ireland. Longer view of the Cliffs of Moher, looking south.
Mo 6/26 Western Ireland. Cliffs of Moher, castle and shelf
Mo 6/26 Western Ireland. O'Brien's Tower, on the highest point of the Cliffs of Moher
Tu 6/27 Northern Ireland. The Dark Hedges, near Ballymoney RNI. A half-mile long road, lined on both sides by intertwining beech trees, planted in the late 1700's.
We 6/28 Scotland. A golf course near Lochawe.
We 6/28 Western Scotland. Stalker Castle. You may recognize it as The Castle Aaaaaarrrrggghhh from "Monty Ponty and the Holy Grail." Our quest is at an end.
We 6/28 Scottish Highlands. Eilean Donan Castle, the first castle of Clan MacKenzie, built in the 1200's, renovated in the 1900's.
We 6/28 Scottish Highlands. Eilean Donan Castle, viewed from the north.
We 6/28 Central Scotland. Leod Castle, seat of Clan MacKenzie, in the town of Strathpeffer, near Inverness.
We 6/28 Eastern Scotland. A 10:04 pm sunset blazes across the wet low-tide beach at the town of St. Andrew's.