Category Archives: Travel

An Outback Adventure

We celebrated the winter solstice by taking delivery of our brand new Subaru Outback. The purchase had been planned for some time and much research went in before making our selection. Our first full drive was to the Mornington Peninsula … Continue reading

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Old Stories of European Adventures

Now that my web site is up and running, I thought I would share some old stories. Our first trips to Europe in the 21st century. Europe 2005, at last In 2005, shortly after Hayden moved to London to be … Continue reading

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Welcome back to stainsbyte.com

It’s been nearly two months since we arrived home from a wonderful long journey that took in parts of USA, north-eastern Europe, South America and Antarctica. Following a disagreement with the people who hosted stainsbyte.com (HostSailor), after they ‘lost’ my … Continue reading

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stainsbyte.com is taking a break!

24 February · Córdoba, Argentina ·  I recently visited Antarctica. It is a pristine, unspoiled place without the trappings of shopping malls and internet access. In the nine days of my journey HostSailor sent me an invoice to renew the hosting of my … Continue reading

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End of the Baltics, End of Summer

Friday 28 July to Tuesday 5 September As we depart the Baltics we also watch summer disappearing. Trees are showing golden leaves, wildflowers are turning to seed, stork nests are empty, fields are being mown.  Apart from poorer than expected … Continue reading

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For those who like statistics, here are some…

11 May to 9 August 2017 It is 90 days since we left home and we have reached the farthest north on our travels in Rovaniemi, Lapland, Finland. We have spent quality time with both our sons and their wives … Continue reading

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Spain – it’s all about a wedding

We spent five weeks in Spain, arriving in Barcelona in mid-August. Of course the most important event was Hayden & Andrea’s wedding in Granada. They had met whilst studying at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and developed a beautiful relationship … Continue reading

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USA on wheels – part 2

Our second journey on wheels in North America took us across the north from Seattle to New York, crossing into Canada at both the western and eastern coasts. This journey took us from Washington State to British Columbia, Montana, Wyoming, … Continue reading

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USA on wheels – part 1

We have just finished part 1 of USA on wheels. An anti-clockwise journey in the western states. Our journey took us through the states of California, Nevada, Arizona, Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, Idaho, Oregon and we ‘touched’ New Mexico. For those … Continue reading

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A Joyful Interruption

It’s not every day that your younger unmarried son decides to change his status, but Evan is not your everyday person. And so we were asked to come home for a special event. We tried to sneak into the country … Continue reading

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