Monthly Archives: January 2013

The Coastal Path in Cologne – Christmas Markets

We took the train over to Cologne with an empty backpack, knowing we would be visiting the Christmas Markets.  We took the train back home with that backpack full of festoonery. Cologne’s Christmas Markets run from the end of November/start of December … Continue reading

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The Coastal Path in Cologne – The Cathedral

In the week before Christmas we took the kids on a city break to Cologne.  We wanted to see how the kids got on with rail travel, the theory being if they weren’t sick all over their fellow passengers then … Continue reading

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Orkney: The Churchill Barriers Part 2

The sky looked beautiful as we crossed Churchill Barrier 2, off Lamb Holm and onto Glims Holm (aka Glimps Holm).  The rising and setting of the sun this far north was noticeably different from southern England.  The days were shorter and … Continue reading

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