Berlin (not beyond… yet)

Arrived in Berlin last night around 9:30 to a searing magenta sunset on one side of the plane and a glorious nearly full moon rise on the other. Then walked across the tarmac, which always makes me imagine I’m deplaning in 1961 or something. Ryanair charged me $66 for 6 kilos overweight (they only allow […]

UK vacationing III

Starting two mornings ago in Aberystwyth, we took the “Cliff Railroad” up the nearby hill, kind of a Victorian funicular actually, and got these amazing views on a crystal clear morning:

This is looking at the town, southward.

This is the view north towards Snowdonia and the rugged northwest […]

UK vacationing II

Sitting in an elegant, slightly faded old hotel in Aberystwyth, Wales, writing this entry via their wifi in the lobby. I first heard of this beautifully named burg from some folks who joined a bicycling history tour I gave a few months ago–they were regulars on the Aberystwyth Critical Mass! Here’s the view out of […]