Week 3 - Great Britain
In order to move on to London, we took a local train to Brussels, Belgium, where we booked a ride on the Eurorail Train which travels under the English Channel. That was the most luxurious train travel we have ever used. The train's motto is that they treat all riders as "kings and queens", and they live up to that reputation.
Suzanna at the Tower of London with Beefeater guard. The Beefeater guards at the Tower of London are called Yeoman Warders and they were formerly responsible for looking after any prisoners at the Tower and safeguarding the British crown jewels.
Buckingham Palace Guard
Richard at the Tower of London
Suzanna overlooking the London Bridge
Nelson's Column which stands in the center of Trafalgar’s Square and the four lion statues that guard the column.
Richard at the Scotland Yard headquarters.
Elizabeth Tower with the Big Ben clock.
Suzanna waiting outside Buckingham Palace, hoping to see the queen.
Suzanna by the Queen Victoria monument in the space in front of Buckingham Palace
Horse guards (also known as Queen's Life guards) parading through Hyde Park
Visiting the site where John and Charles Wesley preached in London
Following our stay in London we took the train to Edinburgh, where we rented a car to continue our travel to the Scottish highlands.
After driving for years in America, it was a challenge to remember to drive on the other side of the road and negotiate the roundabouts.
Richard on the Isle of Skye, near Eilean Donan Castle. It was a very cool day.
Falls of Bruar - 1.5 mile strenuous walk with good views of a gorge and waterfalls from two stone bridges
Scotland Urquhart Castle sits beside Loch Ness in the Highlands of Scotland. Founded in the 13th century, Urquhart played a role in the Wars of Scottish Independence in the 14th century
In a remote part of the Isle of Skye on a weekend, we had a flat tire . It was a cold rainy day and there were not any repair shops open, so we put on the emergency spare tire.