Following the Greenland fly-by, here are some photos from a couple of days in Boston and from Rich and Lizzie’s beautiful Massachusetts wedding. Second time around, Boston was still a great place to visit with lots to see and not as hectic as some parts of our week. I can recommend the free tours put on by the National Parks Service.
In Sweden, with seemingly unlimited amounts of sunshine, german beer and lakes. And then in Denmark, because the flights were cheaper.
Photos from a weekend in Stonnwall Manor, Frome
We had some very welcome visitors for the weekend, so we headed to Chester Zoo for an afternoon of animal fun, followed by a tasty dinner at the Chester Fields. Chester Zoo had been on our radar of visits for a while, and it did not disappoint. Four hours was far from enough time, so we’ll have to go again when we get an excuse.
All photos taken with my 100mm f/2.8 macro lens, which did a great job.
The morning after Cathy and Nick’s wedding, surprisingly hangover-less, we took the scenic route through the North Yorkshire Moors to meet Adam in Hull, and visit The Deep. While the “submarium” branding is a little pointless, and some of the interactive exhibits are showing their age, the collection of fish are impressive and it was an interesting afternoon out.
Wedding No. 3 of the year took us to North Yorkshire, for a sunny Sunday with Nick and Cathy. Danby Castle might have been in the middle of nowhere, but it was a stunning venue. After a personal, humanist ceremony there was much-needed ice cream and a wedding breakfast containing no nuts, eggs, fish or dairy, yet not consisting of steak and friut salad!
Our hotel wasn’t bad either.
An afternoon spent wandering around Lyme Park.
Chris and Louise had an awesome wedding at Hengrave Hall, Suffolk. Here are some photos.
And then we spent a weekend in Amsterdam, flitting between looking at artwork, drinking beer, and taking photos of bicycles. It was also two days before the changeover from Queen Beatrix to King William-Alexander, so everything was orange.
I was lucky to accompany Sonya on a trip to the Netherlands. While she talked about pipes, I got to run around the city of Apeldoorn with a camera – firstly in the sun at Het Loo palace, and then at the Apenheul ape sanctuary.