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This is an index of all our main holiday pages, arranged in reverse chronological order (most recent first). The map below shows destinations for the current year only.

Year: 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000 | 1999 | 1998 | 1997

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Pennine Canals II

Uppermill Viaduct and Lime Kiln Lock No 23W, Huddersfie?ld Narrow Canal, Uppermill, Lancashire

September 2011
Back across the Pennines from Whaley Bridge in Derbyshire to Slaithwaite in West Yorkshire. 59 miles and 69 locks.

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Denmark

Torvet, Esbjerg

August 2011
Short(ish) trip across Denmark, taking in Jutland, Funen, Zealand, and Copenhagen.

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Topsham

River Exe, Topsham, Devon

July 2011
Long weekend in Topsham, East Devon for Andrew's brother's wedding.

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Leeds & Liverpool Canal

Salts Mill, Leeds & Liverpool Canal, Saltaire, Shipley, Bradford

June 2011
Across the Pennines from Yorkshire to Lancashire. 86 miles and 64 locks.

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Portsmouth

Spinnaker Tower and Old Portsmouth, from the Round Tower

March 2011
A few days in Portsmouth to celebrate Andrew's birthday.

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2010 Map

Danish New Year

Nyhavn, Copenhagen

December 2010/January 2011
Overland to Denmark for a chilly and snowy New Year.

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Finland the slow way

Orthodox cathedral, Helsinki

August/September 2010
A 3,000 mile trip by train and ferry to Finland to explore the eastern lake district, then back across the Baltic to Sweden and Norway.

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Pennine Canals

Bridge No. 1, Macclesfie?ld Canal, Marple Junction, Marple, Stockport, Cheshire

July 2010
Over the Pennines from Congleton in Cheshire to Wakefield in West Yorkshire. 70 miles and 123 locks.

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Dublin

Samuel Beckett Bridge, Dublin

April 2010
Our first trip to Ireland. Going by surface transport, of course!

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2009 Map

New Year 2009/10

Grote Markt (North side), Antwerp

December 2009/January 2010
New Year in Antwerp then Amsterdam to stay with friends (and Brussels on the way back, of course).

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Sweden - Denmark

By Gnisvärds hamn, Gotland

August/September 2009
A leisurely trip through coastal south east Sweden (inc. Gotland and Öland) and across Denmark.

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Oxford Canal

Braunston Lock No 2, Grand Union Canal (Grand Junction Canal - Main Line), Northamptonshire

May 2009
Along the old Oxford Canal from Oxford to Crick (Northants) - 70 miles and 56 locks.

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Barcelona

Castell de Montjuïc, Barcelona

March 2009
To Barcelona by train via Montpellier and Paris.

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Belgium New Year

New Years Eve display at Mont des Arts, Brussels

December 2008/January 2009
New Year in Brussels and Antwerp.

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Denmark & Sweden

Lilla Bommen, Gothenburg

October/November 2008
Two weeks travelling around the Kattegat, taking in Esbjerg, Århus, Gothenburg and Copenhagen.

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Kennet & Avon

Approaching Drewitts Lock No. 79, Kennet & Avon Canal

July 2008
Along the Kennet & Avon Canal, and River Avon, from Berkshire to Bristol.

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Devon

The Esplanade at Sidmouth

July 2008
Exeter and East Devon for an important birthday party and a long weekend.

Pictures - Travelogue

Copenhagen

Christianshavn, Copenhagen

May/June 2008
Some chill-out time in Dave's favourite city.

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Helsinki - Stockholm

Orthodox cathedral, Helsinki

March 2008
Mini trans-Baltic trip to celebrate Andrew's birthday.

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Blog - Pictures - Map

Zürich

Zürich

January 2008
First visit to Switzerland together.

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2007   Map

Swanage

Purbeck Hills and Corfe Castle

December 2007
Christmas on the Isle of Purbeck.

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Cologne

Hohenzollernbrücke

December 2007
Kölsch and Christmas Markets. With friends, by train via Brussels.

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St Ives

St Ives Harbour

November 2007
To celebrate Dave's Birthday

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Pictures - Map

Heart of England

On the Stratford Canal

August 2007
A 100 mile trip by canal across the Heart of England from Birmingham to London.

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Stockholm

Ferry (Fjäderholmslinjen: "Stockholms Ström 2") coming into the harbour at Nacka Strand, Nacka, Stockholm

June 2007
Just one visit to Stockholm this year.

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North Norway

Sortlandsundet looking towards the southern part of Hinnøya

May 2007
From Tromsø to Trondheim via the wonderful Lofoten islands, by boat, train, and plane.

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Edinburgh

View from Calton Hill

March 2007
A long-weekend to celebrate Andrew's birthday.

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Brussels

Bruegel's Peasant Wedding

February 2007
A long-weekend with friends.

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Tallinn

Tallinn

January 2007
This is where we started the year - New Year's Day 2007.

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2006    

Baltic New Year

Tallinn

December 2006/January 2007
We end the year where we started it, In Stockholm, before taking a ferry to Tallinn to see in the New Year.

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Copenhagen

Nyhavn, Copenhagen

November 2006
A very special trip to Copenhagen with a few friends, to celebrate Dave's 40th birthday.

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Stockholm

Hammarby Sjöstad, Stockholm

October 2006
Another long weekend in Stockholm.

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River Thames

Narrowboat Chelonian at Wallingford

September 2006
Another weekend on the Thames on the Chelonian from Clifton Hampden to Pangbourne.

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Helsinki

Kilppan summer restaurant, Helsinki

July 2006
A special reunion in Helsinki at its summer best..

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Nothern Europe

Copenhagen

May/June 2006
Rather complicated zig-zag trip across Northern Europe taking in Den Haag, Berlin, Hamburg, Southern Denmark, Bornholm, Ystad and Copenhagen.

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Rivers Thames & Wey

Coxes Lock, River Wey Navigation

May 2006
Down the Thames and Wey on the Chelonian from Marlow to Byfleet.

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Antwerp & Brussels

The Comic Strip Museum, Brussels

April 2006
Easter weekend in Antwerp and Brussels.

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Stockholm

Skogskyrkogården

March 2006
An unseasonably snowy weekend in Stockholm for Andrew's birthday.

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2005    

Baltic New Year

Djurgården, Stockholm, viewed from ferry

December 2005/January 2006
Helsinki and Stockholm, with New Year celebrated on a ferry somewhere between the two.

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Copenhagen

View from rooftop of Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen

November 2005
Second visit to Copenhagen this year - this time to celebrate Dave's birthday.

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Manchester

Imperial War Museum North, Salford Quays, Manchester

September 2005
Weekend in Manchester.

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North Atlantic Islands

Koltur island, from Stremoy island, Faroe Islands

August 2005
A major trip by surface transport to the Faroe Islands via Scotland, Orkney and Shetland.

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Germany & Scandnavia

Waiting for the ferry to the Fjäderholmar islands, Stockholm

July/August 2005
A boat & train trip to celebrate our friend's 40th birthday: Hamburg - Kiel - Oslo and Stockholm.

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Copenhagen

Copenhagen Opera House

March 2005
To celebrate (very slightly belatedly) Andrew's birthday.

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Brussels

The Comic Strip Museum, Brussels

January & May 2005
Two weekends in Brussels.

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2004    

Stockholm

Sigtuna, Stockholm

December 2004
A very last-minute trip - we decided to go, booked, and departed on the same day!

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Berlin

November 2004
Long birthday weekend in Berlin.

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Habsburg Tour

September/October 2004
A 1,200km circular tour around the heart of the former Austro-Hungarian Empire: Vienna - Bratislava - Budapest - Zagreb - Ljubljana - Villach - Vienna.

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Oslo

August 2004
Weekend break in Oslo.

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Baltic

Steamer approaching Drottningholm, Stockholm

July/August 2004
Another jaunt around the Baltic, taking in Stockholm, Åland, Tampere and Helsinki.

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Devon

On the beach at Dawlish

June 2004
A long weekend in Exeter to visit family.

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Kennet & Avon Canal

Narrowboat Chelonian on the Kennet & Avon Canal at Wollhampton, Berkshire

May 2004
Another short stay on the Chelonian in Berkshire.

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Brussels

The Comic Strip Museum, Brussels

April 2004
Easter weekend in Brussels

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Nice

Monaco

February 2004
An early spring long weekend on the Cote d'Azure. This trip also provided an opportunity to visit a new country - Monaco.

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2003    

Kennet & Avon Canal

Narrowboat Chelonian on the Kennet & Avon Canal at Wollhampton, Berkshire

Christmas 2003
A quiet Christmas on the Chelonian in Berkshire.

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Canada

November 2003
Our first transcontinental trip - three weeks travelling by train from Halifax, Nova Scotia all the way (over 4,000 miles) across Canada to Vancouver.

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Jutland

July 2003
Another exploration of Scandinavia. This time its a more intimate journey through the Jutland peninsular of Denmark.

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Berlin

Sony Center, Berlin

May 2003
Long weekend in Berlin.

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Helsinki

Walking on the ice, Helsinki Harbour

March 2003
Andrew's birthday in Helsinki this year.

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Brussels

The Comic Strip Museum, Brussels

February and August 2003
Two weekends in Brussels this year!

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2002    

Frankfurt

Main Tower, Frankfurt - view from observation platform on 56th floor (the roof!), 200m/656ft

December 2002
Another business trip to Frankfurt, and another excuse for a long weekend.

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Helsinki

The Three Blacksmiths, Helsinki

November 2002
Another birthday for Dave in Helsinki. This time with a day-trip to Tampere too.

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Stockholm

Millesgården sculpture museum, Lidingö, Stockholm

October 2002
A business trip gave us the excuse to visit Sweden's capital again.

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Baltic Triangle

Stockholm Archipelago

July/August 2002
A "cruise" around theBaltic, taking in Stockholm, Helsinki and Tallinn, with a side trip to Gothenburg too.

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Lille

Lille Europe station

April 2002
A very short overnight visit to Lille, basically to take a couple of friends out to dinner!

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Hamburg

Landungsbrücken, Hamburg

March 2002
A long weekend in Hamburg to celebrate Andrew's birthday, plus a visit to Lübeck.

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Brussels

The Comic Strip Museum, Brussels

February, May, and October 2002
Three weekends in Brussels this year!

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2001    

Stockholm

Ansgar's Cross, Birka, Lake Malaren, Stockholm

November 2001
To Stockholm for Dave's birthday

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Ulverston

September 2001
A weekend trip to South Lakeland for a friend's wedding.

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Brussels

The Comic Strip Museum, Brussels

September 2001
Brussels for a weekend.

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Denmark & Norway

July/August 2001
From Denmark to Oslo by ferry, then across Norway by train. A memorable trip with our friends Dave and Rob.

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Berlin

Reichstag dome

May 2001
A return visit to Berlin. It is still full of cranes, but now there is also a lot to show for all that activity.

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Cologne

Cologne waterfront, view from Deutzer Brücke

March 2001
For Andrew's 40th birthday we decided on a train trip to Cologne via Brussels. We also managed a rail excursion to Luxembourg.

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2000    

Scandinavian Christmas

Riddarholmen, Stockholm

December 2000/January 2001
We liked the idea of going away somewhere different for Christmas and New Year. We chose Scandinavia (what a surprise!) - Stockholm and Copenhagen.

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Frankfurt

Main Tower, Frankfurt - view from observation platform on 56th floor (the roof!), 200m/656ft

December 2000
Dave was unexpectedly in Frankfurt on business, so we decided to make a weekend of it.

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Helsinki

The Three Blacksmiths, Helsinki

November 2000
For his 2000 birthday, Dave decided that he wanted to go back to Helsinki. And we had a particularly memorable weekend.

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Budapest

September 2000
Just a short summer break in 2000 - 5 nights in Budapest.

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Brussels

The Comic Strip Museum, Brussels

March, August & November 2000
Three trips to Brussels this year.

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1999    

Copenhagen

Christianshavn canals, Copenhagen

November 1999
Our second visit to Copenhagen - to celebrate David's birthday.

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Baltic Odyssey

Stockholm Archipelago

July/August 1999
Across the Baltic region by train and boat from St Petersburg to Stockholm via Tallinn, Helsinki, Turku and the Åland islands.

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Amsterdam

Utrecht

February 1999
Long weekend in Amsterdam and Utrecht.

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1998    

North Yorkshire

Christmas 1998
A perfect Christmas in a rented cottage on the North Yorkshire Moors.

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Paris

November 1998
A weekend in Paris for Dave's birthday.

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Stockholm

Ansgar's Cross, Birka, Lake Malaren, Stockholm

July/August 1998
A short summer break in Sweden's beautiful capital (the first of many).

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Brussels

The Comic Strip Museum, Brussels

March 1998
By Eurostar to the "Capital of Europe". Andrew's first trip through the Channel Tunnel.

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1997    

The Grand Tour

July/August 1997
Our first ever trip together. A 3½ week InterRail tour of Northern Central Europe.

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