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What’s Happening this July

Travel with Intent

What events did you get to in June? As far as last month’s recommendations went, I cheated as I had been to the La Pedrera light show in May. Had I been back in Barcelona in June I would have gone again though! Apart from that, I spent my life at conferences it seems.
With June almost over, here is  selection of things to do in July.

a1_20150520_20150520__DSC7833_6000 x 4000The spectacular Origins light show is still on.
I visited in May, and although I was unlucky enough to have rain as my companion, it was a great experience.  I highly recommend it even if you’ve done a daytime tour here before.

If you like horses, you will enjoy this summer’s exhibition at the Christianborg Palace.  All the Kings’ Horses looks at the strong historical relationship between the Danish Royal Family and their horses.  The Royal Stables that will house…

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Messing about on the Canal


We are fortunate to live very close to the Kennet and Avon Canal and often take walks along the towpath between Melksham and Devizes.


Occasionally we also get the chance to go for a ride on a narrow boat.


The scenery is ever changing.


As are the neighbours!


Plus is you are lucky it is possible to glimpse various wildlife!


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South West Wales


Last week we had a few days leave in South West Wales staying near St. David’s.  We had one really warm day walking around Stackpole Head.  This area of coast is administered by the National Trust and includes a beautiful secluded sandy bay.


The walk so so enjoyable, that I did not take many photos, but I liked the keyhole rocks along the coast.


Some had taken to the sea for a spot of fishing!


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A Photo Tour of My New Home: Glacier Bay National Park and Gustavus, Alaska

Fantastic post on Alaska!

Planet Bell

Glacier Bay Map

“You are new. Who are you?”

This was a common question I was asked in April when I first arrived at my new home in Glacier Bay National Park near Gustavus, Alaska. Everywhere I went, people accosted me introduced themselves, asking me dozens of questions.

“Where are you from? Are you working at the lodge? When do you open for the year?”

I felt like a celebrity, and it made sense: Gustavus is a tiny town with 400 hearty residents. The high school had a graduating class of two this year. There are only a few businesses, the most important being the liquor store which is only open from 4-6pm, three days a week, during the winter. 

Gustavus is also extremely isolated, accessible from Juneau only by a four-hour ferry trip or a 25-minute flight that is as nerve-wracking as it is spectacular. Anyone new in town is a novelty, someone else to…

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Texting pedestrian lanes, serious and/or half-joking