Author Archives: jonstrachan

The Last Supper

Wednesday There were no commitments this morning, so we slept in and took coffee on our balcony, the day was starting to warm up and some long overdue laundry hung out to dry. It was a good time to enjoy … Continue reading

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A Sunday Drive In Speyside

Sunday Many distilleries do not open on Sunday’s but we did have two on the day’s itinerary, and some interesting ancient sites. I was early for breakfast (a first for me) which did not start until 9:30am on a Sunday, … Continue reading

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Day Two In Molfetta

Tuesday The weather in Molfetta was beautifully mild, in the mid to high 20’s during the day and a little cool at night. We had coffee and then took the short walk from our apartment to the square where Roberto … Continue reading

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Back to Speyside

Saturday I woke to a grey morning in the grey city. We packed the car and headed north east towards the night’s destination of Craigellachie. Our route took us close to the village of Strachan, but not through it, so … Continue reading

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G’Day Molfetta

Monday This is the big day, the day when Cathy and I go to meet Franco Pansini, we arranged to meet at 10:00am outside Molfetta’s civic building. Any hopes of meeting the Mayor or Councilors was dashed due to the … Continue reading

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Discovering Giovinazzo

Sunday. Our airbnb apartment was right in the heart of the old city, in a building with a DNA going back to the year 1100. The owner was an architect and had designed the renovation himself. The front door opens … Continue reading

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Bonjourno Puglia

Saturday Getting from Lerwick in the Shetland Islands to Giovinazzo in Puglia was always going to be a logistic challenge. The night ferry from Lerwick to Aberdeen had been booked long ago so the first part of the jigsaw was … Continue reading

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