8-20-2015 - London, England to Reykjavik, Iceland

Posted on Thu 20 August 2015 in Baltic Cruise and Northern Europe • Tagged with England, Flight, Iceland, London, Reykjavik • 2 min read

I'm going to make this short because I'm behind on writing. Today was a travel day. We went by car from our apartment to Gatwick International Airport. Then we flew to Reykjavik. It was only a 3 hour flight and 1 hour time difference so it wasn't bad at all …


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8-19-2015 - London, England

Posted on Wed 19 August 2015 in Baltic Cruise and Northern Europe • Tagged with England, London • 3 min read

Today we went to the reconstruction of the Globe Theatre and then to the science museum, but I'm getting ahead of myself. I'll start with the Globe Theatre.

I'll start by describing some of the things I learned about the Globe Theatre. The area around the Globe had a long …


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8-18-2015 - London, England (York)

Posted on Tue 18 August 2015 in Baltic Cruise and Northern Europe • Tagged with England, London, York • 3 min read

Today we went to York, our furthest day trip so far. It took two hours by express train (120 mph I think). The other trips we've made have been on much slower trains with more stops.

We began by going to a museum on the history of York. The area …


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8-17-2015 - London, England

Posted on Mon 17 August 2015 in Baltic Cruise and Northern Europe • Tagged with England, London • 3 min read

We started the day by going to the Royal Air Force Museum. It took a while to get there because we had to get off the underground and walk a little ways and then get on a different line and go for another while. Then we had to walk for …


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8-16-2015 - London, England (Warwick)

Posted on Sun 16 August 2015 in Baltic Cruise and Northern Europe • Tagged with England, London, Warwick • 3 min read

Today we went to Warwick (pronounced war-ick). Warwick is the site of a very old medieval castle. Today, the castle grounds are what I’d call a Renaissance Festival mixed with a real castle. There were all sorts of activities that you could do on the grounds, most of the …


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8-15-2015 - London, England

Posted on Sat 15 August 2015 in Baltic Cruise and Northern Europe • Tagged with England, London • 5 min read

Today was another full day in London. We started out by going to Greenwich, the location of the Prime Meridian and the location where Greenwich Mean Time is calculated.

Before going to the observatory, we went to the Cutty Sark museum. The Cutty Sark was one of the fastest clippers …


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8-14-2015 - London, England (Stonehenge)

Posted on Fri 14 August 2015 in Baltic Cruise and Northern Europe • Tagged with England, London, Stonehenge • 2 min read

Today we went to Stonehenge. The journey took over two hours. We went by underground to the train station, and took the train to Salisbury. From there we boarded a bus to the Stonehenge Visitor Centre. The displays explained some of the archaeological features of the area. Stonehenge is part …


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8-13-2015 - London, England

Posted on Thu 13 August 2015 in Baltic Cruise and Northern Europe • Tagged with England, London • 5 min read

Today we got up fairly early to go to the Tower of London, the castle around which London was built. We began by going to see the Crown Jewels, the Royal collection of precious metals, gems and other Royal items. Many crowns worn by various royalty and some other things …


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8-12-2015 - London, England

Posted on Wed 12 August 2015 in Baltic Cruise and Northern Europe • Tagged with England, London • 3 min read

Today we had a late start, about 9:00. We began by riding the underground to Tower Bridge, the drawbridge that everyone thinks is London Bridge. We did the Tower Bridge Experience which took up to the bridge walkways, the ones above the drawbridge opening. The displays talked some about …


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8-11-2015 - London, England (Bath, England)

Posted on Tue 11 August 2015 in Baltic Cruise and Northern Europe • Tagged with Bath, England, London • 3 min read

Today we went on an excursion to Bath, the town built around the only hot spring in Great Britain. To get there, we had to ride the underground to Paddington Station where we got a train to Bath Spa. The ride took two hours. I slept most of the way …


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