Monthly Archives: October 2011

CHAMONIX

Tuesday, Oct 04. I rise early to pack my things and have an early breakfast. Catching a cab for Chiswick for a rendezvous with my hiking buddy Curt, I sit back and enjoy the early morning rush hour of central … Continue reading

Posted in CHAMONIX, HIKING, TOURING | Comments Off on CHAMONIX

St. James’s Park, London

St James’s Park is the oldest Royal Park in London and is surrounded by three palaces. The most ancient is Westminster, which has now become the Houses of Parliament, St James’s Palace and of course, the best known, Buckingham Palace. … Continue reading

Posted in BIRD PHOTOGRAPHY, TOURING | Comments Off on St. James’s Park, London

WEST END

Although Leicester Square is under major renovation, the discount ticket booth is still in full operation. I picked up a ticket to “Jersey Boys” for no other reason than the ticket was discounted and my good friend Pat back in … Continue reading

Posted in TOURING | Comments Off on WEST END

ON YER BIKE!!

It’s refreshing to see that the bicycle still rules in Cambridge. In my day I fished an old bike out of the river and for a total expenditure of 7 dollars for new tubes and tires had myself equipped! I … Continue reading

Posted in TOURING | Comments Off on ON YER BIKE!!

CAMBRIDGE

After several days in London, I feel the need for a break and decide on Friday, September 30 to head for Cambridge. The day breaks hot and clear as I strap on the backpack and head for Liverpool Street station. … Continue reading

Posted in TOURING | Comments Off on CAMBRIDGE

LONDON, ENGLAND

As a prelude to hiking in the French Alps, I spent a week in London in late September seeing some old friends, taking in lots of West End entertainment, shopping on Bond Street, and visiting some old haunts. The weather … Continue reading

Posted in HISTORICAL, TOURING | Comments Off on LONDON, ENGLAND