John & Lorraine’s Excellent Adventure.

Age of Fishes volunteers John & Lorraine recently spent 5 weeks in the UK.

On arrival three days were spent in London recovering from the flight and to see a performance at The Globe Theatre (a bucket list item now ticked off Lorraine’s list) .

Driving south west over a few days they reached Harlyn Bay (Cornwall) near Padstow where they stayed for the next week and celebrating John’s 80th birthday with lunch at Rick Stein’s original seafood restaurant  and lots of day trips to beautiful and interesting locations.  

Heading north over several days to Montrose in Scotland they visited John’s sister. Many day trips were spent appreciating Scotland's magnificent scenery, including the amazing “Falkirk Wheel” which is used in place of eleven (canal) locks, for lifting boats (barges) from one canal to another 30 metres up using about as much power as boiling 8 kettles of water! 

The huge sculptures in the photo are called “The Kelpies” and they celebrate the heavy horses that were used to pull the barges/canal boats before the wheel.

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