Monthly Archives: July 2015

Invergordon, The Scottish Highlands

Today we are docked at Invergordon, Scotland in Cromarty Firth (Fjord), a narrow inlet from the North Sea.  Cromarty Firth is called the “seaway to the Scottish Highlands”.  We are very close to Inverness and Culloden Moor.  Invergordon’s port was … Continue reading

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The Outer Hebrides: Isle of Lewis, Scotland

Continuing our exploration of the Hebrides, the island group off the west coast of Scotland, today we are on the Isle of Lewis.  Isle of Lewis and Harris is the largest island in the Outer Hebrides; the Outer Hebrides are … Continue reading

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The Inner Hebrides: Isle of Skye

Our Scottish adventure continues with visits to the Hebrides, the island group off the western coast of Scotland.  Our first half day was to the Isle of Skye, the largest island in the Inner Hebrides, closer to the coast of … Continue reading

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Glasgow, Scotland

Today we dock in Greenock, a port city for Glasgow in the lowlands of Scotland.  Glasgow itself is considered a port city, but the channel is so dry, that larger boats can no longer get in.  Glasgow is the largest … Continue reading

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Belfast, Northern Ireland

Today we are in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and part of the British Empire.  As such, the Queen has a residence here.  We are taking a brief city tour and then going to , the Queen’s home when she is visiting … Continue reading

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Isle of Man

Today we tender into the Isle of Man in the Irish Sea between England and Ireland.  The sea terminal is at Douglas, the island’s capital.  The Isle of Man is the home to the “famous” TT (Tourist Trophy) motorcycle races … Continue reading

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Liverpool, England

Today we are back in England with a visit to Liverpool. There is a big excursion to the Liverpool Cathedral tonight, so we decided to make this our sea day and stay on board. Other than being the home of … Continue reading

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Dublin, Ireland

The Next day found us with improved weather and docked in the Irish capital of Dublin. Dublin is a Viking city dating from 988. With Irish Independence in 1922, Dublin became the capital of the Republic of Ireland, today Ireland’s … Continue reading

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Kissing the Blarney Stone: Cobh and Cork, Ireland

Natasha celebrated her birthday by adding another new country, Ireland, and kissing the Blarney Stone. Today we docked in Cobh on the southeastern coast of the Republic of Ireland. The weather was absolutely miserable with sheets of rain coming down … Continue reading

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Natasha goes on Holiday: Guernsey, Channel Islands

Rocky and I are off on an adventure to celebrate his college graduation. Anticipating nice cool weather, we are cruising the British Isles with stops in the Channel Islands, Ireland, Isle of Man, Liverpool, Belfast, and the Isle of Skye … Continue reading

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