There is a reflecting pool on the site of each tower. The water falling represents all the tears that have fallen. The names of all the victims are on the edges.
NY World Trade Center
The Queen Mary 2 - The Man in Seat Sixty-One says: "From personal experience, I now realise that staggering round a transatlantic liner in a dinner jacket with a martini is the normal, rational, reasonable way to cross the Atlantic. Heading for an airport and strapping yourself to a flimsy aluminium tube is an unfortunate and eccentric aberration."
Route of the Queen Mary 2
New York skyline from the deck of the QM2
The four nights of formal dinners aboard the Queen Mary 2 were quite enjoyable.
The lobby of the Queen Mary 2
The Chef's Parade on the Queen Mary 2
Chartwell, Winston Churchill's home from 1922 to 1965.
Sunrise over Southampton
2000 year old Roman Baths in Bath, England.
Detail of Lewis lifting device
A Roman Lewis lifting device
This is our friends' farmhouse in Clun, Shropshire near the border with Wales, built in about 1751.
The Coast to Coast Trail- we start at Robin's Hood Bay
Robin Hood's Bay
The eastern end of the trail..we do 17 miles tomorrow
Robin Hood's Bay..the beginning of a 191 mile trek
Leaving Robin Hood's Bay
Kippers for Breakfast.
The Yorkshire Moors
The face stone. It's very old. No one knows how old or its purpose.
We stayed here on Saturday, May 23. Notice the earliest landlord.
This lovely lady is requesting a fee for her photo shoot.
North York Moors National Park
Tea and scones at Lordstones
Walking through the woods near Richmond by the River Swale. This is wild garlic.
Fields of Canola. These fields extend as far as we can see at times.
Kiplin Hall. We stopped here for tea today.
You can see why the trail is hard to discern at times.
Coming off the moors
This is what it looked like day before yesterday. We climbed up and down 400 foot gains like this 4 times.
This is where we're staying tonight.
The inn in Danby Wiske
River Swale, Map Check.
The Swaledale valley. The view at the end of the days walk.
Who built Richmond castle
We have seen lots of styles of stiles.
On the way to Kirkby Stephen.
We hopped from dry to dry parts for 14 miles yesterday.
Pints by the fire. Rain was pouring down so we found a pub where we could warm up.
They are very proud of their Cumberland sausage at the Moss-crag house where we stayed. It is delicious! More meaty and spicy
Belted Galloway's. A breed of cattle originally from Scotland.
Mosscrag house. Where we stayed in Glen Redding
Kidsty Pike. We did 19 miles of this type of climb in rain showers and 65 mph winds. Crazy Americans
Down Into Grasmere. Walking down a pass into Grasmere was much like moving in a Disney cartoon... For two miles we walked down this valley to get to our first Quaker-run lodging where the food and heated room was a pleasure to experience. We could stay here for days.... The most beautiful segment of the walk.
Seatoller. We're staying at Seatoller for a few days. The name comes from Old Norse, saeter, or summer meadow.
Honister Slate mine. Slate was first mined here by the Romans.
WW II pencil. We visited a pencil factory where these WW II pencils were made.
We finally arrived at Doug and Sara's favorite lodging. This morning we read the comments of guests who lodged here 100 years ago today.
Trail stones. We have been wondering how they got stones up to the mountain tops to upgrade the trails... Bags dropped from helicopters!
Seatoller rain. We took a bus ride into town. You can see why we didn't walk. There was a sign claiming Seatoller is the wettest inhabited spot in the UK.
Three Nights at Seatoller.
Visitor Log entry from July, 1914. Earliest visitors' logs at Seatollers
Next To Last Day. Passing out of the Lake District heading down to the final 14 miles to St Bees and the Irish Sea. Ennerdale Lake is seen in the distance.
Out of the Lake District. We hiked between that pointy mountain in the background and it's mate to the right day before yesterday. Yesterday we hiked over the large rounded hill on the right.
Monday night. This probably shows the light at 10 pm better.
A cow from the last day
Nannycatch Beck. This little stream had the most fetching name.
Irish recipe sausage.
The red sandstone cliffs over the Irish Sea leading into St. Bees
Scotland. Those are the mountains of Scotland in the distance.
Light at night. Can you believe this is 10 o'clock at night? And then it gets light at 3:30