Category Archive: Travels

Return to Aotearoa

It’s been 4 years since I traveled to New Zealand. And since I was spending time visiting Fr. Kerry in Australia, I figured it was time to return to the Land of the… Continue reading

London, then Home

On Saturday we boarded a train at the GWR Station Cardiff for our last leg of this journey–London. We discovered that lunch is not served all day long, as it is back home.… Continue reading

Raglan Castle

On our last full day in Wales, I just knew we had to get in one last castle before heading out to London. So we set out for Raglan Castle, a trip that would take… Continue reading

Caerphilly Castle

We got off the train at the fourth stop, a little town north of Cardiff called Caerphilly. It has a castle with a moat. A MOAT! This I had to see. As we approached… Continue reading

Cardiff City Tour

As with all the other major cities we visited, there was a Hop-on Hop-off City Bus Tour service in Cardiff. Having no vehicle of our own, it is also a great introduction to… Continue reading

Cardiff City Centre & Cardiff Castle

We flew out of Glasgow Airport and landed in Cardiff. I had asked Fr. Kerry if there was a way we could hire a car and drive back to Edinburgh for the International… Continue reading

Glasgow & Bothwell Castle

We arrived in Glasgow Sunday afternoon. There wasn’t time to do much. Besides, it was raining on and off. The hotel we were staying at was on the Clyde River and after dinner,… Continue reading

Edinburgh Castle

Our last stop in Edinburgh on Sunday morning was the castle that dominates the city skyline. By the way, we went to mass Saturday evening at the Cathedral of St. Mary down the… Continue reading

Stirling Castle

On Saturday we drove up the M9 out of Edinburgh to the town of Stirling, the seat of the Royal House of Stuart. We arrived just before a huge crowd of tourists from… Continue reading

Edinburgh City Bus Tour

We headed out after breakfast. But first, a question: What is the difference between an Irish breakfast and a Scottish breakfast? Scottish Breakfast. Irish Breakfast. And while you ponder that mystery, off we go… Continue reading

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