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2018 EUROPEAN ROAD TRIP – 17

GETTING TO KNOW NAZARE The beach at Nazare is amazing.  This small fishing village sits on the Atlantic Ocean, about an hour’s drive north of Lisbon. Fishermen still haul their catch up onto the beach and spread it out on … Continue reading

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2018 EUROPEAN ROAD TRIP – DAY 15

GOING DOWN THE ROAD FROM PORTO TO NAZARÉ While it was difficult to depart from Porto and put our Douro River adventures behind us, we looked forward to visiting the picturesque seaside village of Nazaré. On our way to Nazaré, … Continue reading

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2018 EUROPEAN ROAD TRIP – DAY 14

WALKING IN PORTO Porto is a city for walking. Right outside of our hotel was a lively plaza with many outdoor cafes, street vendors and buskers. But don’t limit your exploration to walking out from your hotel or room. Taxis … Continue reading

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ROAD TRIP – LUND, BRITISH COLUMBIA – DAY 1

On the road again, this time to the end of the road — literally! Lund sits at Mile 0 on Highway 101.  Locally the highway is know as the Sunshine Coast Highway.  It is two ferry rides north of the … Continue reading

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TOFINO DAY TWO

We woke early to the sound of the surf outside our room. It was high cloud and 4 degrees Celsius. A typical winter day in this region. In the main Lodge our breakfast was waiting… and… Our table came with … Continue reading

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A TRIP TO THE REAL LEFT COAST

We needed some R&R. We needed to make sure we were starting fresh, kicking the s#%t out of 2016 and shedding it from our collective consciousness. So… TOFINO! Situate on the west coast of Vancouver Island on Clayoquot Sound, across … Continue reading

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European Road Trip – Chapter Five – Cassis

CASSIS To the east of Marseilles on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea is the small fishing and tourist village of Cassis. While there is a history of fishing and maritime trade with North Africa, the current industry is tourism … Continue reading

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European Road Trip – Chapter Three – The Hill Towns of The Luberon and Les Alpilles

On either side of the valley defined by the Petit Luberon, Grand Luberon and Luberon Oriental mountain ranges in the south of Provence are charming hill towns that are unique and historic. The terrible insecurity of invasions forced the residents … Continue reading

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European Road Trip – Chapter One – Provence, France

Province is a geographic region and historical province n the south east of France defined by the Rhone River valley on the west, the Italian  border on the east and the Mediterranean Sea on the south.  the Romans made the … Continue reading

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A Road Story – Chapter Fourteen – Fallen Sentinals

Vera in her wet gear. We set off early to catch the ferry to Alliford Bay where we met representatives of the Moresby Explorers. We had arranged for a trip by Zodiac raft around Louise Island, with a few stops. After … Continue reading

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