Coming from America

I made it back safely just before the hurricane warnings began to disrupt transatlantic journeys and with a little over a week to go before a Presidential Election of apocalyptic … Continue Reading →


Death Valley

Death Valley is neither the lowest nor (arguably) the hottest place on Earth but nonetheless it has long been on my “list” so I joined another excursion on my last … Continue Reading →


Valley of Fire

Once Sandy had left for home I had a couple of days to fill and so I joined an excursion to the Valley of Fire, fifty miles outside of the … Continue Reading →


Leaving Las Vegas

┬áMissing out on the sequoia meant that I could not claim to have left California a certifiable, I mean certified, tree-hugger so I was intent on catching up with the … Continue Reading →


Sin City

A lot of people warned me about Las Vegas but I wouldn’t listen. No, I had to plan a trip that finished up here for a little bit of entertainment … Continue Reading →


The Hoover Dam

On the Way to Las Vegas we stopped off for a visit to the Hoover Dam and I must say that Sandy really enjoyed searching for the dam parking place … Continue Reading →


Arizona roadtrip

We took a few days getting to Las Vegas by road and enjoyed some of the sights along the way. In Quartzite I took my life into my hands and … Continue Reading →


The High Desert of California

andy very bravely negotiated with the Car Hire Companies and arranged for an economical little Kia to be delivered to us at the hotel on our last morning with the … Continue Reading →


City of Angels

We set off down the coast for Los Angeles with a brief stop at the “Spanish Colonial Revival” building that is the Santa Barbara Courthouse. Once you get over the … Continue Reading →


Monterey & Carmel

I have spent much of the day at the back of the bus preparing and captioning this photo gallery for fear of getting too far behind. We spent two nights … Continue Reading →