Category Archives: International

The Coastal Path in Scotland – The Falls of Shin

When you arrive, the mosaic gives it away. The Falls of Shin, in the middle of the Scottish Highlands, are a fantastic place to watch salmon trying to pass up river during the summer months. About five miles north of the … Continue reading

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The Coastal Path in Scotland – The Sutherland Monument

About 35 miles north of Inverness the Sutherland Monument stands on the summit of Beinn a’ Bhragaidh, a small hill of 1,302 feet overlooking the village of Golspie.  It sticks out of the hill like a needle and can be … Continue reading

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The Coastal Path in Scotland – Cromarty Firth

As Coastal Walkers, we wanted our July 2015 trip to Scotland to take in some of the country’s amazing coastline.  Our first stop was at the Cromarty Firth, about 15 miles to the north of Inverness.  Not only could we … Continue reading

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The Coastal Path in Malta

In April this year we went off to Malta and experienced some coastal walking there.  We were told Malta is a “marmite country” – you either love it or you hate it.  I loved it! Early morning was a good … Continue reading

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A Tourist in my Own City: The London Eye

In March we played host to a French exchange student, meaning we became tourists in our own city.  Although we had been on the London Eye twice in the past, London’s ever-changing skyline means each new visit offers new sights. … Continue reading

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Prague Towers – St Vitus’s Cathedral

Prague Castle occupies 70,000 m².  For those antiquated imperialists who can’t envisage metric areas that’s 17 acres, and to any old imperialist that makes it the largest ancient castle in the entire world.  It is really a village inside the … Continue reading

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Prague Towers – Petřín Observation Tower

The Petřín Observation Tower has the reputation of offering the best views over Prague.  Its reputation is deserved, and on top of that there are several other things to see on the westward walk from Prague’s Old Town to Petřín … Continue reading

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