Category Archives: Trips

On The Road

Five of WA’s Distinguished Gentlemen left the Maritime Museum today on a bike ride to Sydney, where they will join the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride. They sported a variety of bikes, 2 Bonneville’s, a BMW, a Suzuki and an old Panther.  … Continue reading

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Heading North

Tuesday Bags packed, breakfast eaten then we headed north from the Highlander inn towards Cawdor Castle. This is a truly magnificent castle and home of the Cawdor family for 600 years. The Castle was immortalised as the fictional home of … Continue reading

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Castles, Shortbread, Local Hero & Whisky

Monday The day started grey and wet as we headed to Huntly Castle, or should I say 3 castles. Huntly started its life as a Motte and Bailey Castle built for Duncan, the Earl of Fife in 1190. In the … Continue reading

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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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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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