England, 2002

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In the spring of 2002, Carol and Ron took a wonderful trip to England and Scotland to celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary.

 

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Ron and Carol spent time in the 'boxed' areas.

 

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Portsmouth, Naval Yard - The bow of the H.M.S. Victory, Admiral Horatio Nelson's flagship in the battle of Trafalgar. Nelson was shot on deck during the battle, and died below decks, after learning that the battle was won.

 

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Portsmouth, Fort Nelson - Fort Nelson, like most forts north of Portsmouth, faced inland to keep the French (who else?) from attacking from the land.

 

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Bath - Pulteney Bridge (1770) over the Avon. One of the three 'shop' bridges in Europe.

 

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City of Bath, Roman Baths - One of the lesser seen side chambers.

 

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Salisbury Plain, Stonehenge - Recognized as the most important megalithic monument in Europe it is thought to date from 3000 B.C.

 

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Castle Combe - Village was voted 'Most Picturesque Village' in the 2001 by British Heritage Magazine. ‘Doctor Doolittle’ was filmed in and around the village in 1966.

 

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Falmouth, Pendennis Castle - Henry VIII had the magnificent castle built in 1545.

 

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St Mawes Castle - One can see Pendennis Castle across the Falmouth River. The cannon of the period could not reach all the way across the river so Henry VIII was force to build two castles, one on each side.

 

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City of Falmouth - Odd water fountain.

 

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Edinburgh (Scotland), Edinburgh Castle - A royal residence since the 11C. Mostly is 18C buildings. This picture was taken from Ron and Carol's room!

 

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Urquhart Castle on Loch Ness (Scotland) - Probably the most photograph ruins in Scotland. Earliest reference to the castle was 13th century.

 

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Loch Ness (Scotland) - Trebuchet - As seen on PBS.

 

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Jedburgh (Scotland, the Borders area) - The Abby - Built in 1138. In ruins because the British kept finding it in the way when they invaded Scotland. Jedburgh is also home  to the Kerr Clan.

 

Newcastle. The Segedunum. Carol looking down at the Roman era foundations. This was the eastern end of Hadrian's Wall, therefore the village is called Wallsend. This site was the location of the childhood home of the entertainer Sting.

 

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Greenwich, Royal Observatory - Three clocks. When one is just not enough. Edmund Halley used this room to make celestial observations.

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