Archive for July, 2010

New England trip. Part 3: New Hampshire

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

On the road to New Hampshire. Lush forested areas up here. There’s a lovely little town called North Conway where you can hop on old Pullman carriages round a scenic railway route. Thought we might spot some bears round here but apparently they hang out round the back of Dunkin Donuts by the bins. Great B&B to stay with views of the mountains is Wildflowers Bed and Breakfast. Lovely hosts too. 2 mins walk away is the Moat Mountain Smokehouse and Brewery. Delicious Cajun blackened catfish and blueberry beer (amongst loads of others). Yumyum.

New England trip. Part 2: Cape Cod

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

Next stop Cape Cod. Stayed a couple of nights in a fun and lively little place called Provincetown on the northern tip of the cape. Whale watching trips set off from here too which is handy. We went and saw some humpbacks – amazing!

We then moved 12 miles south to Wellfleet. Very quiet and sleepy little fishing village, which is just what we needed after a couple of nights in P.town. We hired bikes and set off on the cape cod rail trail. Great fun and handy to have nice big ponds to take a dip in along the way.We ate at the same place both nights in Wellfleet… Macs seafood is in the harbour and does some fine fried fish burrito’s and lobster rolls, amongst lots of other delicious looking stuff.

One for the road: Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa by Vampire weekend

Wet weather gear at the ready

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

Last year Amy, me and the kids went on holiday to a villa in Umbria.

Very hot and very sunny.

This year we’re going to Northern Ireland.

Cold and wet. Maybe. But hopefully not.

We’re staying in Geaglum Cottage with its own gypsy caravan in the garden.

Here’s a link to the Under the Thatch website.

We’ve packed our pack-a-macs, but I’m sure we won’t need them.

I can’t wait.