Summary Of Our 16 Days In UK

I was brought up in UK and Judi has also lived there briefly as a child, so our visit is more to see and spend some time with my dad, rather than playing tourist, but we do try to make a point of visiting a new location each visit.

In Scotland the weather is always an excellent topic of conversation and generally isn’t about how grand it’s been. For the first few days it was bitterly cold (4 or 5 C), at time torrential rain, while the remainder of the time it just rained and the wind never stopped. When attending the Rangers match we almost froze sitting in the stands. For the last week we experienced a remarkable turn around – clear skies and reasonably hot.

During our time in UK, we did the following:

  • Attended a football match
  • Drove to the West Coast and visited where I was born and a few of the houses we lived in
  • Met for dinner with friends we met on the last cruise on Emerald Princess
  • Took my dad down to the award winning chippie in Anstruther for lunch
  • Walking tour of St Andrews
  • Many long walks through the village in Strathkinness
  • Visited Falkirk wheel and the Kelpies (new)
  • Drove to/from Manchester
  • Met with old shipmate in Sheffield
  • Trip across Pennines (new)


  • Days completed -16,
  • Days remaining – 246
  • Flights completed – 2
  • Flights remaining – 20
  • Flights Distance – 5,046 miles
  • Distance driven – 1,000 miles

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