Gratitude – Day 55 (Trip to UK)

The time is getting close when our friend Catharine Snell in Winnipeg will be moving to London, England. This is a very big move for her and we are quite excited for her. This has me looking back at a trip we took to the UK in 2005. It had always been a desire of mine to see Scotland & England; I was not disappointed. One thing I recall from the trip is how humbling it was to be in such a rich tapestry of history. The attraction of the UK is quite significant. Great rail transit system, historic splendor, ease of travel to the rest of Europe, narrow boats, arts & culture, great ales, and cool accents. 🙂

It is possible when Kathy & I end up moving from Regina, that we will tour a bit more of the UK and Europe before settling at our next quasi-permanent residence. I know, a few months in the UK would certainly be fine with me. There is so much more I would like to explore. We were completely blown away by Westminster Abbey and St. Paul’s Cathedral. The Isle of Skye was magnificent. The Tor was spiritual. One of the big highlights for me was Stonehaven in Scotland and the ruins of Dunnotar Castle. For everything we saw and did, there were a hundred things we didn’t get to see and do. That leaves a real appetite for a repeat trip.

We are so fortunate to be able to travel and see some of the world. It is not something I take for granted. This was a dream trip and I look back at it very fondly. 21 days in the UK. I fin that my travels really broaden my perspective on the world and various cultures. You can learn about other parts of the world by reading a book or watching a travel documentary, but there is no substitute for being there.

Bealach Na Ba

The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.  ~ St. Augustine

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