There and back again (Honeymoon Day 16)

Introduction An early flight from Portland lands us back JFK mid-afternoon (after allowing for the time difference). A Honeymoon in Numbers In short summary – 2,717 – miles driven (Another way of looking at that is that is 3.33 times 814 miles – the journey by from John O’Groats to Land’s End – the longest…

Portland, Oregon (Honeymoon Day 15)

Introduction A full day of exploration in Portland. I’m sure you need longer than that to see it properly, but here are a few highlights : Powells Apparently the largest independent bookshop in the US, and it was massive. I restricted myself to one book – I shall read it at home where our government…

On Highway 5 – (Honeymoon Day 14)

Seattle to Portland Ah. Highway 5. One of the best songs by one of my favourite artists – Robb Johnson. I don’t know if he was singing about this one or not, but feels good anyway. I must go down to the sea(s) again We went to Portland via Cannon Beach, a nice stretch of…

Seattle (Honeymoon Day 13)

Seattle A day leaving the car parked and being city tourists. Seattle is quite hilly, which is harder by foot than by car it turns out. We had lots of fun though, and I was reminded of why cities are inherently better than the countryside. Anyway, lots of good stuff seen, couple of highlights below…

Back in the USA (Honeymoon Day 12)

Hello City! The original plan was to have a half day today in Vancouver, but after actually achieving things yesterday, we decided to get on the road early. This was also partly as we were a bit nervous as to how long it would take to cross the border, and partly because we were meeting…

Vancouver (Honeymoon Day 11)

It’s raining again The pacific north west has a reputation for rain. On the limited sample of two days here, I’d agree with that. Museum of Anthropology A good thing to do if it rains … It documents the art (and daily life to some extent) of the indigenous people of the region. It also…