2017 in Review

Looking back, 2017 was a big year and a good one. We kicked it off by getting married, travelled to a lot of new places and hiked a few Wainwrights. We managed to make the most of our last full year as residents of the UK, and even managed relax a little. January The obvious…

Fell Walking: Arnside Knott

This weekend was more low key than the last few… no trips to London or abroad, but the weather was gorgeous, and we did manage to take advantage of it.  “Fell walking” as hiking the mountains/hills known as fells is called is exceptionally beautiful in the Lake District.  We took a  day trip to Arnside…

Ireland Part I: Exploring Cork

Lucas and I left for Ireland Friday morning, taking the train to the airport.  (LOVE the public transportation here, it is absolutely awesome to leave your car in the driveway and walk to a train that goes directly to the airport…)  This was our first Ryanair experience, and having heard interesting and terrible things about…

Weekend in London

 Our first (of probably several) trips to London was this weekend.  I was impressed with how easy it was to get in and out of the city.  We took the Virgin train, which travels up to 100 mph, and it was a much shorter and more painless journey than it would have been by car. …

Iceland Part II: Golden Circle

On our first full day in Iceland, Lucas and I planned to do a self driving tour of the Golden Circle, which consists of the continental divide (Thingvellir), the original geyser (along with some other geothermal features) and the Golden Falls, Gullfoss.  The weather was a little drizzly and cold, but not totally unpleasant.  After…