Category Archives: Travel

Visiting Omaha Beach (WN62 and the American Military Cemetery)


For anyone interested in military history, a visit to Normandy provides an excuse to visit some of the World War II sites in the area. I have been visiting the area on and off since 1973 and think I have … Continue reading

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Visiting Omaha Beach and some Wi-Fi woes


Those of you who know me will realize that I am a bit of a history buff, so it should come as no surprise that the last night on a recent trip to France found us in Vierville-sur-Mer en route … Continue reading

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Tasmanian devils and a close test match


After the Rebels game in Melbourne we took the chance to escape from the Lions tour and headed down to Hobart for a couple of days before returning for the second test. Staying six nights in Melbourne, especially in a … Continue reading

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A stop in Sainte-Marie-du-Mont


On the 69th anniversary of D-Day, I guess it’s appropriate to post about an enjoyable interlude we had this week en route to Cherbourg to catch the Irish Ferries boat back to Ireland. As usual, we had some time to … Continue reading

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Enjoying a vineyard visit in Blaye


Sometimes serendipity takes hold and brings you to enjoyable experiences. So it was last week in Blaye, close to Bordeaux and center of one of the wine-growing regions that cluster around that city. After enjoying a rather good bottle of … Continue reading

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Citer – good service for a change from a car hire company


Car hire companies, especially those who operate at airports, are often criticized for poor service and some pretty tacky habits, such as their desire to charge renters for a full tank of fuel when the rental commences even when the … Continue reading

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Three short days in Iceland


I might just be the world’s worst tourist, especially when arrangements are made for me. But a pretty bleak choice exists if you live in Ireland and want to visit Iceland, namely, to sign up for an IcelandAir tour package … Continue reading

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