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Prince Edward Island

Prince Edward Island

Back in 2006, my family and I drove to Prince Edward Island. We were camping most of the time at Cabot Beach Provincial Park near Malpeque Bay. There is lots to do on PEI, cycling the Confederation trail, visit Province House in Charlottetown, Anne of Green Gables, the inspiration of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s classic book, … Continue reading

Kauai, Hawaii

Kauai, Hawaii

In August 2014 my wife and I went on a trip to Kauai, Hawaii. It was pretty spectacular, when someone mentions tropical paradise Kauai certainly fits the description. Its also known as the garden island. We were there for two weeks, the first week we spent at a resort in Poipu on the south coast … Continue reading

Spain

Spain

Back in July 1993 my wife and I visited Spain for about 3 weeks. It was my first trip to Europe. What surprised me most about Spain is how mountainous it is. The mountains aren’t particularly high, but there are lots of them. The first part of our trip we tour-cycled, and in case you … Continue reading

Clydebank Battlecruisers

I bought this book while in Glasgow. While it doesn’t have a huge amount of text, that’s not what this book is about. The photographs of the ships are simply outstanding. The photos were taken on behalf of John Brown Shipyard to demonstrate the progress of construction. Thankfully the collection survived, and Ian Johnston did … Continue reading

Ships for a Nation

This is the other book I bought while in Glasgow, which I purchased while visiting the Titan Crane. This book was also written by Ian Johnston. A comprehensive history of the John Brown Shipyard. Very interesting read with excellent photos and diagrams of the shipyard throughout its history. It contains a surprising amount of detail … Continue reading

More of Scotland

More of Scotland

I’ve added new pages for Glasgow. Some excellent museum’s, and a very interesting industrial heritage. Glasgow was once the largest shipbuilding city in the world, as well as locomotive manufacturing at North British Locomotive. City of Glasgow