Saint Baglan’s Church

Situated on the coast, south of Caernarfon the church, and its cemetary, stand like a small island in a field. I'd been planning a visit to this church for some time, but Covid-19 happened. The period between AD 500–700 was known as the age of the saints; during this time monastic settlements were established throughout... Continue Reading →

Wales Is Open Again, Sort Of

With the easing of Covid restrictions here in Wales, we're able to get back out into the mountains of the Snowdonia National Park. Unfortunately this has led to the area being swamped with walkers, many of whom don't stick to roads guidance when parking their cars. Being a mountainous area there are not too many... Continue Reading →

Day 3 – Edfu

An early start this morning, our guide has arranged a carriage ride to the temple at Edfu and there are hundreds of horse and open carriage rigs waiting at the riverside to take tourists to the temple. To get us to the temple The sun is low in the sky still and after a 15... Continue Reading →

Day 2 – Kom Ombo

As Covid 19 (coronavirus) starts to have an impact worldwide I hope you all take sensible precautions to stay safe. I am following UK government guidelines and avoiding social gatherings, but I'm not entirely confining myself to the house. The dogs have to be walked, at least twice a day for a start. We do... Continue Reading →

Day 2 – Aswan

At the end of day 1 you will recall I was in Aswan having spent a hectic morning visiting some of the historical sites nearby. Our guide gave us a choice for an two optional tours on day 2, before setting sail that afternoon. Choice 1 - Up at "dark o'clock" for a three hour... Continue Reading →

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