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What we did on our Summer Holidays

30.07.2020 – 16.08.2020 Quarantine Kommandanten in Berlin. Towards the end of July H volunteered to baby-sit 50 Filipinos in transit to various cruise ships. They had been quarantined in the Berlin Radisson Blu hotel for a couple of weeks awaiting negative Covid-19 tests. The hotel famously houses the world’s largest circular fish tank, the DomAquaree, …

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Love in the Time of Corona

Well this kind of thing really messes up a travel blog. Maybe forever, who knows? We had extensive plans for the summer with many airline tickets and marina berths booked and paid for. The plan was to spend some time on our own boat in the Ionian Sea area, based in Preveza or Corfu. H …

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Post-Brexit Europe

21.-24.01.2020 Blackburn Flew in to Manchester and rented a car to go to Blackburn to visit my old mum and dad. Sons get to unblock troublesome drains, replace toilet seats and pressure-wash things. Daughters doubtless find it easier to do other kinds of domestic stuff. 24.-27.01.2020 London Then down to London for my grandson’s First …

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Christmas 2019 and New Year 2020.

20.12.2019 Palma de Mallorca. On the Road Again. After six bleak days in Germany, I got a car to Schönefeld Airport with Roland and we had Bloody Mary’s in the lounge. I got a worldwide lounge pass recently, courtesy of one of H’s credit-card accounts, which is a great thing as you can take cheap-as-chips flights with Business-Class pampering …

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A Few More Places in Europe.

23.11.2019 Palma de Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain. This is going to get repetitive as it involves a number of circuits of the western Mediterranean in the good ship AIDAsol. I flew into Palma from Berlin and was met by H at the airport. Boarded the ship and we were off. A day at sea and then …

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A Few Places in Europe.

03.-06.11.2019 Brussels, Belgium. We flew to Brussels to deal with some stuff related to a former business of ours. While we were there I got in touch with Cousin Mike who lives near Antwerp. I’ve not seen Mike for many years when he was by chance flying a plane I was on between New York …

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Florida Sunshine.

We are topping up some skin damage in Florida during the month of October. 01.10.2019 I flew to Miami via Vienna and drove for hours across the Everglades to our accommodation in Palmetto on the Gulf Coast. The next day I collected H and Roland from Tampa Airport. All a bit awkward but it saved …

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Ninetieth in The Lake District.

Dad’s 90th Birthday and family reunion 19th-27th September 2019, Newlands Valley, near Keswick, Cumbria. 19.09.2019 Flew from Berlin to Manchester and rented a car. Drove to the Dunkenhalgh Hotel, checked in and carried on to mum and dad’s. Duncan and Lesley had arrived a week earlier from Australia to sort stuff out. We all went …

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Baltic Germany

09.09.2019 Berlin to Hamburg to Rostock, I drove to Hamburg airport to collect H who had just flown in from Norway. The weather was nasty with heavy rain the whole way. Drove on to Rostock arriving in the early hours. Rostock is a frequent place for us to visit as H’s head office is in …