Climbing Blencathra

As we were getting ready for our trip to the Lake District I discovered that one of our friends from our morning dog walks on the beach is originally from that area, so I asked him for a recommendation for a good hike. He suggested Blencathra, which he grew up

The Town’s Ruins

So many of our blog posts have been about places we’ve gone outside of town.  But St Andrews itself has some historic sights to see, as we’ve hinted at when we talked about St Andrew’s Day.  The town is home to both a castle and a cathedral, but unfortunately both

Early Road Trips

As we look back over our photos from this year, we realize that there were several experiences from early last fall that we never recorded permanently here on our little web diary.  We’re sharing them now for a few reasons.  We want to preserve the memories, of course, but we

Augill Castle

On New Year’s Eve we headed out for a few days of relaxation and exploring in the Lake District in England. We rented an E-car, loaded everyone and the dog up, and headed south. On the way through the Scottish region of Lanarkshire we made a quick pitstop. As we

St Andrew’s Day

Continuing as we have been of late, catching up on our backlog of blog posts, today we’re sharing about St Andrew’s Day.  Naturally, it’s the day of the feast of St Andrew, and as you might suspect, it’s an important holiday in the town of St Andrews, but more broadly,