Category Archives: USA

Ice cream, sea monsters and sandwiches – rainy day activities in Vermont, USA

The propensity for precipitation that brings snow to Vermont in the winter also brings rain in the summer.  On the eve of our last full day in the State the rain began and the weather forecast suggested that it would … Continue reading

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Summer in ski country – Vermont, USA

Vermont is a verdant state.  A mixture of mountains and fertile farmland, the landscape is straight from the pages of a tourist brochure, all red-timbered barns, trees and cows.  The topography makes Vermont a mecca for skiing.  We were based a few miles, … Continue reading

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No lighthouses but a lot of lobster – Maine, USA

Before I visited Maine I imagined it to be a place of open vistas, dramatic cliffs, seascapes with crashing waves, flashing lighthouses on solitary rocks, big cloud-filled skies.  I’m not quite sure where this idea came from as it was … Continue reading

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Magic in the White Mountains – New Hampshire, USA

After a cold and wet night at a campsite south of Montreal, a city I unexpectedly disliked, we headed for the US border, crossing briefly in to Vermont before pushing south and east to our home for the night near … Continue reading

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Fools at the Falls – Niagara, Canada

Jetlag can be a terrible thing. It stops our brains from functioning and inhibits decision making.  It is not what we need when attempting to deal with the new and unfamiliar.  In the UK we love giving and following instructions.  … Continue reading

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The Strange and the Familiar – Revisited

In late May 2015, not long after I had started this blog and before I settled on what to write about, we set off on a three week camping trip to Ontario, Canada and New England, USA.  When we came … Continue reading

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