We escaped the hustle and bustle of London with a bus tour with Evan Evans to Windsor, Stonehenge, and Oxford. We saw a lot in one day!
Last Hours in Venice I woke up shortly before 6am to the sound of seagulls outside our window. Matt opened the wooden shutters to reveal a sunny, clear sky day! We had breakfast and tidied up the apartment. I took the garbage and recycling down to the “Trash Boat” in the canal behind our apartment. …
We got a day pass for the ferry to do some island hopping around Venice. We visited Murano, Burano, and Torcello before heading back to Venice for dinner at home. The islands were well worth the trip – and Burano was our favourite!
Our goals for the day were to do grocery shopping at the Rialto Market, try to get rush tickets to La Fenice, visit T Fondaco dei Tedeschi, El Grande Canal, and Campo San Barnaba where a scene from Matt’s favourite Indiana Jones movie was filmed. However, we spent most of the day lost and trying to dodge the crowds, which didn’t quite work out for us…
Our trip took off with a red eye flight to London, an 8 hour layover in Gatwick, then a 2 hour flight to Venice, arriving at our final destination at nightfall. We booked a ‘daylet’ in Gatwick to get some napping in and a shower during our layover.
The Black Beret and the Grey Cap are going on a new adventure – to parenthood! Before the little Baby Bonnet arrives, we are going on a ‘babymoon’ to Venice and London at the end of March.
The final hours of our trip to Scotland were uneventful. Our aim for the day was to visit the filming locations for the TV show Shetland and check out a new restaurant. However, neither turned out quite as planned…
We drove from Loch Ness to Edinburgh, driving through Cairngorms National Park with a stop in Carrbridge along the way. We stayed overnight in Edinburgh, soaking in the sights and sounds of this
As a child, I was fascinated by the Loch Ness monster. Today I made a lifelong dream come true. We drove from Skye to Plockton, then along the Loch Ness to Drumnadrochit. I didn’t see the fabled monster, but we enjoyed the Highlands and the Uruquart castles and stayed overnight on a boat on the famous loch.
We had a full day of sight-seeing planned for Isle of Skye. We visited the Fairy Pools, the Cuillin, Dunvegan Castle, the famous Talisker Distillery for a scotch tour, and the Neist Point Lighthouse for the quintessential Isle of Skye shot. In the evening, we enjoyed Irish music at the Pier Hotel, singing along with the locals!