Monthly Archives: June 2008

home sweet home

The travelers have returned! Two full days on planes and in airports made the vision of our PDX transporters, Pete and Linsey, even more sweet. We feel successful, in that we accomplished the goal of experiencing The Iona Community to … Continue reading

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day fifteen – 390, 15, RV1, 15, 11, 73, 390, 390 (london)

Every trip needs some drama and we had ours this morning. We had a hint last night when we bought the petrol and our credit card was rejected. Rejected! Thankfully we had enough currency to pay for it. We decided … Continue reading

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day fourteen – on the road again

We altered our plan a bit and took a scenic drive through the Peak District. The guidebook I’ve been hauling around finally became useful by providing the route that led to roads like this. And towns like this. Note the … Continue reading

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day thirteen – my turn

I’m happy to report I didn’t kill us on the road today as I drove us from Windermere to York via the Yorkshire Dales. We hoped to make good enough time that we could settle in our hotel room and … Continue reading

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day twelve – driving on the left

We are SO NOT slick travelers. We manage to get by, but we just feel our way along. This morning we bought day bus passes again rather than try to figure out transfers that require exact change—on a Sunday morning. … Continue reading

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day eleven – edinburgh again

We’d planned all along to attend the Royal Highland Show (similar to the state fair) today but at the last minute decided to just see what we could see of the city. We concur that was the right choice (but, … Continue reading

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day ten – edinburgh, scotland

This morning we bid farewell to the Iona Community. But not before Mauri had one more early-morning crack at spotting a corncrake. He was the talk of the community after he not only saw but photographed one in the field … Continue reading

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day six – final day at iona

Not much time for stories today. The pictures will have to talk for me. A ground-level view of the cloister. Our second-floor room looks down on the center. Not everyone was totally engaged in the topic…but for the most part … Continue reading

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day six – our purpose for coming to iona

People! We set aside our introverted tendencies to take opportunity for chats with people such as Sister Ann, who has come to Iona every summer since 1973. Back then the ferry was a little boat, and there were no cars … Continue reading

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iona isle and abbey

We’ve settled in now and are meeting interesting people from all over, but mostly Britain. Twelve people from Traverse City, Michigan, make up the biggest group. The rest of us came in ones and twos. There’s a mother/son here from … Continue reading

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