From Farm to Castle

Dunstanburgh Castle, Embleton Bay, Northumberland

Dunstanburgh Castle, Embleton Bay, Northumberland

We visit family on their farm and walk the shore of Embleton Bay towards Dunstanburgh Castle on a beautiful Northumberland day during our UK June 2013 vacation.

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Weetwood Bridge

Weetwood Bridge

Weetwood Bridge

Weetwood Bridge is an historic Northumberland landmark, a Grade I listed building, an important span over the River Till serving the village of Chatton, and on the day we were there, an interesting place to observe seagulls. Continue reading

A Circular Walk Around Cheese Gate Nab

a nab we saw while on our way back from Broadstone Reservoir

We enjoy some panoramic views of West Yorkshire’s Holme Valley by taking a circular walk around Cheese Gate Nab.  Along the way we find some geocaches and take a wrong turn which brings unexpected gifts.
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Three Edges in South Yorkshire

view from the northern edge near the point

a view east from the northern edge of Broadstone Reservoir, 10 June

On yet another sunny day during our UK vacation we find some geocaches during our stroll along the three edges of Broadstone Reservoir. We also meet “3 Edges,” the geocache owner who placed most of them, and her dogs Millie and Becks.

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“Daddy, Why Is the Sun Shining in Manchester?”

We overheard this perfectly reasonable question as our flight landed in the UK on June 7th, the first of many unusually dry geocaching days for us in West Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, Derbyshire, and Northumberland in England and Berwickshire in Scotland.

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Pond Eddy Historic Bridge

The view north from the PA side

The view north from the PA side

We walk south from the Delaware River’s New York shore on the  historic Pond Eddy Bridge to Shohola Township, Pennsylvania.   This 113 year-old span, the only way to reach this part of PA by car and one of the last of its kind along the Delaware, may not be around much longer. Continue reading

An Accidental Pilgrimage to Dog Mountain

Stephen Huneck's Dog Mountain

Stephen Huneck’s Dog Mountain

We’d just left an amazing view of an amazing landscape on an amazingly beautiful Vermont day in June.  Wait, dagdvm said as I drove us east on Route 2 towards our next geocache.  I just saw a sign for Dog Mountain.  It’s supposed to be a very special place.  We should go have a look. Continue reading