Some more images from our visit to the island in the Azores last year. Also known as “Ilha Verde” or Green Island, this is a little paradise in the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean, about three hours’ flight from Lisbon.
During our stay in the Western Cape last year we took a few days off to drive along the west coast to the town of Vredendal, where I was at school for three years from 1965 to 1967. I have an enduring love for this part of South Africa, and have very many happy memories of the time I spent in the area, whether it was Klawer (where we lived briefly in 1960) or Vredendal itself, not to mention seaside towns like Strandfontein, Doringbaai and Lamberts Bay.
Just a few images from the places we had time to visit during our short stay in southern Holland last November.
Our stay in Paris in November 2012 was, unfortunately, far too brief, as we had only an afternoon, a night and a morning between arriving at the Gare du Nord in the Eurostar from London and departing from the same station on the Thalys bound for Amsterdam, so we tried to make the most of our fleeting visit. The memories, however, will last a lifetime.
Just a few glimpses of this wonderful old city from our brief visit last November.
Some rather dramatic images from our travels
We spent some time, but not nearly enough, exploring the wonderful old cathedral.
Built in the relatively short time of 38 years between 1220 and 1258, the Cathedral
Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary (its official title) is one of England’s finest
cathedrals and most definitely worth a visit!