Other Travels

Loch Ness & Inverness to St. Andrews

United Kingdom

Leaving the Isle of Skye via the Skye Bridge to Kyle of Lochalsh, we had spectacular views of the Sound of Sleat – the sea passage between the Isle of Skye and mainland Scotland. On the road to Dornie along the banks of Loch Dutch we stopped at Eilean Donan Castle–very picturesque and famous for the film “Highlander” which […]

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England & Scotland Travelog from July 19 to August 7, 2016

United Kingdom

Tuesday, 7/19 – Heathrow to Oxford We flew into Heathrow, took the bus to Oxford, then walk 10 minutes to our MacDonald Randolph Hotel, opposite the Ashmolean Museum of Art & Archeology. Our main purpose in the Oxford area was to witness the “blessing ceremony” of a young woman whom we’ve known since her birth, […]

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Hiking with Friends to Glen Aulin High Sierra Camp, Yosemite

United States

After many years of attempts by Rick’s backpacking buddy and his wife to persuade her to backpack, Wendy finally agreed to a compromise: hiking to one of Yosemite’s High Sierra camps where breakfast and dinner were included in the price and box lunches were available. They stayed for two nights in a tent cabin (in […]

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Across NY through Hudson Valley–Breathtaking Colors Everywhere

United States

The Walleighs’ 2013 road trip was with good friends with whom they had traveled in New Zealand.  In late September after traversing Quebec Province (go to Quebec or Montreal, etc.  for details on the Canada portion of this trip), they crossed the border into New York state and zig-zagged across. Go to Western NY for […]

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Western New York in Autumn

United States

The Walleighs’ 2013 road trip was with good friends with whom they had traveled in New Zealand.  In late September 2013 after traversing Quebec Province (go to Quebec or Montreal, etc.  for details on the Canada portion of this trip), they crossed the border into New York state and zig-zagged across, stopping at Corning, the […]

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Canada: Quebec City in Quebec Province–North America’s Oldest City

Canada

The Walleighs’ 2013 road trip was with good friends with whom they had traveled in New Zealand. In late September 2013 they flew to Quebec City then drove to Montreal, and Niagara-on-the-Lake and the Canadian Niagara Falls in Ontario Province. They crossed the border into New York state and zig-zagged across to the top of […]

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Canada: Montreal to St. Lawrence River’s 1,000 Islands to Niagara Falls

Canada

The Walleighs’ 2013 road trip was with good friends with whom they had traveled in New Zealand. In late September 2013 they flew to Quebec City then drove to Montreal, and Niagara-on-the-Lake and the Canadian Niagara Falls in Ontario Province. Go the Quebec City, Western NY, and Hudson Valley for details on the New York […]

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Rick’s September 2013 Backpacking in the Sierra

United States

In September 2013, Rick and his friend Jim spent 5 ½ days hiking 58 miles from North Lake to South Lake on the eastern side of the Sierras.  This well-known route is considered by many backpackers to be one of the most beautiful hikes in California.  About half of this trip is along the John […]

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U.S. Snow Country–Winter 2013

United States

National Elk Refuge in Jackson, WY. In January 2013, Rick and Wendy flew to Jackson, WY to spend a week with their son Adrian and his girlfriend Kallie.  While there, Wendy and Kallie visited the National Elk Refuge via sleigh.  It is truly amazing how:  large the elk are, close the sleigh got to the […]

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Rick’s Backpacking Adventures in California’s Sierra Nevada

United States

Though Rick and Wendy have done two overnight backpacking trips together in about 2000, clearly Rick is the more dedicated backpacker.  Luckily he has found a better match with their friends, the White Family—husband, wife, and adult daughter. They have now hiked together on three pretty aggressive trips, the first in 2008 being the hardest […]

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