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June 26 Ardrossan to Stranraer, to Carnryan to Larne to Belfast!

Three parts: to the Stranraer then Cairnryan, to Belfast , then meeting up with Maeve In the morning, my host insisted that she take me to the train station as she was taking her girl to school. I remember being … Continue reading

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June 25, Ft William to Ardrossan, where lessons were learned

This day came in three parts: Time in Fort William, the train ride and the Ardrossan. First:Since I had timed things so that I had lots of time, I was able to go down the hill from the hostel and … Continue reading

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June 24, Mallaig to Fort William

The crossing from Armadale to Mallaig was a short one.  It was a long haul out of the ferry then plenty of time before the train down to Fort William. Trouble was the really cute train station was not open … Continue reading

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June 23 Let’s go Back to Scotland: Fairies and ferries

So here and now as I write the holidays are over – actually not quite for me – I’m writing in late January and have my tree up and cards to write yet.  But I am quite anxious to get … Continue reading

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Interuption from past and future

I want to take a break right here brought on by talking about feeling at home with the potters. Three things: – One is that is a big part of my identity even though I’m far from accomplished. I consider … Continue reading

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June 22, Patricia Shone, Potter

I first came across Patricia’s work back when this trip back  was just a gleam in my eye. I was looking for wood firing ceramicists and came across her site. – And I just fell in love with her work, … Continue reading

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June 22 – Portree to Armadale: The hostel

At 8am I boarded a bus from Portree to the Flora McDonald House in Armadale at the Southern part of the Island. I had to go Saturday as all of the bus friendliness stops on Sunday. But – this and … Continue reading

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Note from Now – September 16, 2013

I just want to say to those who follow – You may notice that I’m behind. I do have the goal of finishing June before I leave the UK October 3, and having sent all of my postcards so they … Continue reading

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June 21st on Skye

So in planning  this trip I had it in my mind that come the longest day of the year I would be on the most Northern part of the Island. Me standing on a beach or a rock just looking … Continue reading

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Portree Special excursion – the MS Center – June 21

In The UK they have a number of MS Centers, each offering a variety of services and information. Most having a hyperbaric chamber. It is the MS Center in Portree that initially drew my attention to The Isle of Skye. … Continue reading

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