Monthly Archives: July 2019

Dahlia’s, Water Lilies and a Lotus Flower at Villa Taranto.

Today we visited the Botanical Gardens at Villa Taranto on the western shore of Lake Maggiore. They are open from March to September and are a riot of colour throughout the season. The gardens are the creation of Captain Neil … Continue reading

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Raising the flag.

On the Sunday Morning we went for a stroll along the promenade at Stressa. We paused to look at this statue of a man leading a donkey. The statue honours the Alpini. The Alpini were formed in 1872 and were … Continue reading

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Isola Bella at Lake Maggiore.

One of the “must see” places to visit on Lake Maggiore is Isola Bella, one of the Borromean Islands. Once it was just a rocky crag and tiny fishing village but in 1632 it was acquired by Carlo III, a … Continue reading

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Stressed out in Stressa.

I am not normally superstitious but we did travel on the 13th. When checking in at the airport we were informed that there was a 55 minute delay. Not really a problem but the delay grew and we finally took … Continue reading

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Round the Crook O’ Lune.

Our walk this week was in Lancashire where we walked alongside the River Lune. From the car park at the Crook O’ Lune we walked out past an easel sculpture depicting the view of the river. Someone must have cut … Continue reading

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On the wing

Last week I was in Buckinghamshire and I did a short walk round Eyethrope taking in a section of the North Bucks way and the Swan Way. It was bright and sunny and the hedgerows were full of flowers. I … Continue reading

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Pateley Bridge with CRC.

Yesterday I was out walking with my local rambling club. Our destination was Pateley Bridge in Nidderdale from where we enjoyed a pleasant 9 mile walk to Brimham Rocks. Starting with a stiff climb out of Pateley Bridge we joined … Continue reading

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