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About lfhoward

Christian Universalist minister, religious gadfly

Belfast

Today we got a delightful and informative tour of Belfast, Northern Ireland. Its amazing and such a hopeful thing that this city is now a major tourist destination.  During much of my lifetime, mention of Belfast conjured up images of … Continue reading

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William Wallace, AKA Braveheart

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Edinburgh

Today I toured Edinburgh Castle and the city.  The castle dominates the skyline of Edinburgh, the capital city of Scotland, from virtually any vantage point.   This picture was taken from the overlook on one of the busiest streets in … Continue reading

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Celebrity Reflection

This is a day at sea as we’re headed up and over Great Britain to the west coast of Scotland. My cruise ship is the Celebrity Reflection, which carries 3046 people. That is no where near the 5535 occupancy of the … Continue reading

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Inverness – Cawdor Castle

Today’s tour took us across the Scottish highlands on our way to Cawdor Castle, built in the 15th century.  The scenery alone made the tour worthwhile, with vistas of lush green meadows with grazing sheep, against a backdrop of cloud … Continue reading

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Inverness

Today is my first taste of Scotland with an excursion to Inverness. Will be passing by Loch Ness to do a bit of monster hunting. 😆

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Canterbury

Today for a shore excursion I chose to visit the Canterbury Cathedral. This is the home diocese of the Archbishop of Canterbury, head of the Church of England (Episcopal Church), built in AD 1070. I knew this, thats’s why I … Continue reading

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