Land’s End is mainland Britain’s most south-westerly point. It’s not too far from St. Michael’s Mount, about a half hour drive. It’s surprisingly stuffed with tourists & tour buses but still a neat visit when you get past the shops and off the beaten path.
In the bleak Bodmin Moor near Bolventor, Cornwall lies the Jamaica Inn, a public house that was once upon a time a notorious stopping point for smugglers. Frequented by unsavory characters of the 18th century, it is now allegedly one of the most haunted places in Great Britain.
So of course we had to stop there!
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Despite the rain, fog and mud I was determined to drag husband to see the White Cliffs of Dover. They were more like the Grey Cliffs of Dover… but we saw them anyway!
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Before heading home from our mini weekend getaway in Sedona, AZ (see Devil’s Bridge post & Slide Rock State Park post), we did a short, heart pumping hike up Cathedral Rock. Continue reading “Cathedral Rock” »
We took a spur of the moment mini road-trip to Sedona over the weekend for a bit of hiking and relaxation. Our first hike was short, about 3.4 miles, to Devil’s Bridge. This is a popular hike and parking is nearly always full during the weekend. This would have been a shorter hike for us if we hadn’t had to park so far away. The trailhead is actually .7 miles away from the bridge & should have been a 1.4 mile round trip hike.
Part 4 of our Bryce Canyon Road Trip (View Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 5, Part 6)
There are a couple places in the Southwest that we’ve visited that have made us say “Holy moly, is this place for real?” Like Antelope Canyon, the Grand Canyon, the Chiricahuas, Monument Valley, Sedona, Zion… now we can add Bryce Canyon National Park to that list!
Scenic byway to get into the park.
For our time spent in this surreal park, we chose to hike 2 trails, the Navajo Loop & Queen’s Garden. These 2 trails, from what we read, are considered the best way to see Bryce Canyon as it takes you up close to the national park’s significant view points. We ended up missing the trailhead because we ventured onto the Rim Trail and hiked a mile into it before realizing what we were doing and had to back track… so we had a warm up hike before our real hike. Here are views from our warm up hike:
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Part 1 of our Bryce Canyon Road Trip (View Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6)
Under the guise of a Christmas present for my husband (yes…. gift for
me my husband), I gifted him with a road trip to Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah. Of course, our road trips are always packed with many stops and adventures. Our first adventure along the way: Lower Antelope Canyon in Page, Arizona!
We’ve always been told that Finger Rock is one of Tucson’s top strenuous trails. We finally hiked it today… and we’re not really sure about what we were told. Reviews online said this trail takes 4-6 hours but we finished it in 3 with breaks & exploring another trail. This brings me to the conclusion that those Oreo cookies we had last night gave us super powers!
Just kidding. Just kidding (tummy ache is more like it)…
We kicked off our first adventure for the new year with an AWESOME hike near Phoenix (Apache Junction), Siphon Draw to the top of Flat Iron in the Superstition Mountains!
After a year of putting off exploring Madera Canyon, we finally made it out there and were pleasantly surprised. Not only did we get to see fall foliage, we also found a steep trail that led to an old, abandoned mine that operated in the 1900s.
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