Bournemouth to Durdle Door

First stops at the Durdle Door, Dorset, the beach and Bournemouth on our road trip to the south-west. Due to Madam’s impressive driving skills we arrived in Bournemouth two hours before we could check into the hotel so we found a multi-story car park close to the pier where I parted with £4.50 for two … Continue reading Bournemouth to Durdle Door

Scotland

Scotland blog from our recent trip.  Includes Edinburgh, Glasgow, Fort William, Inverness, Culloden, Ben Nevis, the West Highland Line and a few misadventures. “We have ten days before your next hospital appointment.  We need to go away!” said Madam, “we could go on a road trip.  Maybe Norfolk?” “It’s very flat,” I replied, “and there isn’t a lot to … Continue reading Scotland

Schloss Ludwigsburg and Birkenkopf

We drove to Schloss Ludwigsburg, which I believe translates as Louis’s Castle. The gardens were beautiful with  a central fountain, topiary and flower beds.  Elaborate Sand sculptures surrounded the garden.  No words can do them justice, so you will just have to look at the pictures on Instagram. The palace started out as a simple hunting … Continue reading Schloss Ludwigsburg and Birkenkopf

Garmisch Partenkirchen 1

It’s not often that you cross a country border underground.  Not legally at least. We were travelling from Stuttgart to Garmisch-Partenkirchen near the Austrian border where we planned to spend a few days.  Due to the intransigence of mountain passes in ignoring man-made political boundaries, we crossed from Germany into Austria through a long tunnel … Continue reading Garmisch Partenkirchen 1