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Posted by Mike Field on August 20, 2017 at 04:30:35 user mikefield.

Well, Jenn's and my second trip to the UK starts tomorrow. This one's for two months, instead of the three last time when we toured a lot of Europe as well. We're starting with a week on a hired 'Margoletta' on the Norfolk Broads, then having a short cruise around Secret Water before staying with my SOS mate John in Essex. (With a bit of luck we'll get to see 'Goblin' on the way round, too.)

Then across for a tour of Oxford with friends we met in Canada (or was it China? -- can't remember) a few years back, and who studied at Oxford and know it well. And along the way there'll be a brief visit to Elsfield Manor, the erstwhile baronial seat of John Buchan. Then on to Glasgow for some family research on Jenn's side, before a cruise of the whole of the Western Isles, starting at Stornoway and ending at Barra Head. Then we finish with Scotland with another shorter cruise to see Iona and Staffa (and of course Fingal's Cave).

Then boat to Dublin as a stopping-off point to see most of Ireland by back roads (including some family research on my side). Then back to London briefly before heading off for a back-roads tour of Cornwall -- and catching up with an old mate JohnR (of 'Lulu' fame) in Falmouth.

Finally home via Bangkok to see ex-pat mate Bruce and his lovely Thai wife Meow, before back to (we hope) a considerably-warmer Canberra.

Should be fun. :)

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