Most of my travels are in Central America; if that's the blog you're looking for, here it is: Hopefulist in Latin America.

This is the blog for photos and reflections of my visits to other places, beginning in 2013. Previous blogs are linked on the main pages of my photo collections on flickr.

Friday, July 26, 2013


We spent our last full day in Cambridge enjoying each other, sunny weather, good food, and beautiful places.

Our last of more than a dozen picnics - this 1 in the wonderful Fellows Garden across the Cam River from King's College.





While the others grabbed a pint at the Eagle pub, I strolled in and out of churches and peeked through college gates.





Regrouped, we crossed the street from the Eagle for a visit to St. Bene't's Church, the 2nd oldest in Cambridge, built between 1000 and 1050 AD.

The circular holes above the windows were for nesting owls to solicite their help in keeping the rodent population down.

Proof I was there - stained glass patina on floor tiles.


Last time through the King's College gate. Last time for now. :-)

We biked across town to lovely Magdalene College to enjoy the evensong service in the chapel there. Isaac's choir only performs during school terms so we didn't get to hear him. This service - though in a much smaller venue - gave us an idea of the music and sequence and liturgy of Anglican evensong services. Also in attendance was the new head of Magdalene College and former Archbishop of Canterbury (like the pope for the Anglican churches worldwide), Rowan Williams, a brilliant and fascinating man.


Baked fish for dinner and then time to pack for our trip home.

At 5:20am on 2sday, July 23rd, we said our goodbyes and hopped in a cab. This was the only rain we saw the entire trip.

In addition to Scottish Andy Murray winning at Wimbledon while we were in Scotland, while we were in Britain a Brit won the Tour de France and another nearly won the British Open. And then the icing on the cake: Wee Prince George of Cambridge made his appearance our last day in Cambridge.


We took a train to London

switched to the underground

and took off for home.

One of the dozens of movies on offer was "Angels' Share", set in Scotland. Sweet!



We switched from the huge 737 to a prop plane in Vancouver BC

and an hour later landed in Portland.

Lucky am I to have experienced another fascinating 'trip of a lifetime' with best beloveds. :-)



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