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Welcome Back to Friendly Spain

Not once have I seen refrigerated eggs in Europe.

Not once have I seen refrigerated eggs in Europe.

Market goodies.

Market goodies.

More market goodies.

More market goodies?

Bike parked on a Madrid street.  Harley with a BMW GS headlight among other things.

Bike parked on a Madrid street. Harley with a BMW GS headlight among other modifications.

Sagrada Familia, Barcelona

Sagrada Familia, Barcelona

Madrid nightlife!

Madrid nightlife!

Theses Street performers were amazing.  Unsure of the instruments though.

Theses Street performers were amazing. Unsure of the instruments though.

Fraga city view

Fraga city view.

Close call

Close call

A living wall.  A mix of burlap and cotton provide the growing medium.  Can't imagine the weight when watered.

A living wall. A mix of burlap and cotton provide the growing medium. Can’t imagine the weight when watered.

Lights of Barcelona as we head to Rome on the ferry.

Lights of Barcelona as we head to Rome on the ferry.

 

Portugal – Take 2

Lisbon Agriculture College

Lisbon Agriculture College

I need a sign like this over my door.

I need a sign like this over my shop door.

Campus orchards of dry farmed olives and walnuts.

Campus orchards of dry farmed olives and walnuts.

Cork oak orchards in the Portugal countryside.

Cork oak orchards in Portugal’s countryside.

Sagres lighthouse

Sagres lighthouse

Fishing the cliffs?

Fishing the cliffs?

Snails are taking over.

Snails are taking over.

This tiny flower was the  only thing growing in our Sagers campsite.

This tiny flower was the only thing growing in our Sagers campsite. Amazing

Jeanette doing what she does best.

Jeanette doing what she does best.

Lisbon Castle, almost looks like Hilmar

Lisbon Castle, almost looks like Hilmar.

Our Lisbon campground was right off the freeway, the GPS took me this way into a dead end.

Our Lisbon campground was right off the freeway, the GPS took me this way into a dead end.

Typical Portuguese meal.  Fries on one side, rice on the other and a little piece of  meat in the middle.  A basket of bread is on the side.  Starch!

Typical Portuguese meal. Fries on one side, rice on the other and a little piece of meat in the middle with a fried egg on top. A basket of bread is on the side. Starch!

This is a picture of a door on a 4 wheel drive camper.  Notice the names and blood types, not a bad idea considering how some people drive.

This is a picture of a door on a 4 wheel drive camper. Notice the names and blood types, not a bad idea considering how some people drive.

European cities have graffiti too.

European cities have graffiti too.

Nice hair

Nice hair

 

City streets with character.

City streets with character.

 

 

Portugal – Take 1

We have added the youtube video below so you can listen to traditional Fado music as you look through the pictures of Portugal.  The background picture is of Lisbon,

Welcome to Portugal

Welcome to Portugal

Porto architecture

Porto architecture

Igreja dos Grilos is a church and convent

Igreja dos Grilos is a church and convent

Camped next to this guy, kind of intimidating.

Camped next to this guy, kind of intimidating.

A low cost alternative and better gas mileage too.

A low cost alternative and better gas mileage too.

Stained glass coloring the interior of

Stained glass coloring the interior of the Monastery of Santa Maria

Website picture of the Christ of the Trenches Crucifix found in a war torn trench of France.

Website picture of the Christ of the Trenches Crucifix found in a war torn trench of France.  Now hangs at Portugal’s Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

High above Nazare

High above Nazare

Jeanette kept telling me to get out there with the seagull.  I think some things up.

Jeanette kept telling me to get out there with the seagull. I think some things up.

Church of Nossa Senhora da Nazaré

Church of Nossa Senhora da Nazaré

Coastal forests harvested for pine sap.

Coastal forests harvested for pine sap.

Pine sap collection

Pine sap collection

Monastary of Santa Maria

Monastery of Santa Maria

The Unfinished Chapel

The Unfinished Chapel

We shouldn't have trouble finding the cathedral.

We shouldn’t have trouble finding the cathedral.

 

Welcome to friendly Spain

 

Espania!

Espana!

Free wine ?

Free wine ?

Full of cars now, but this pen holds the stars of Running of the Bulls.

Full of cars now, but this pen holds the stars of Running of the Bulls.

Even the statue makes me cringe.

Even the statue makes me cringe.

Lucky enough to watch the end of the Tour of Spain time trials.

Lucky enough to watch the end of the Tour of Spain time trials.

Oldest church along the "Trail of Saint James" is the Santa Maria La Real founded in 846 AD.

Oldest church along the “Trail of Saint James” is the Santa Maria La Real founded in 846 AD.

The clam shell represents the trail of Saint James because of its coastal route.

The clam shell represents the trail of Saint James because of its coastal route.  Clam shells are every where, here on the upper inside of a church.

Clam shell in embedded in the pavement.

Clam shell in embedded in the pavement.

The dome in the Cathedral of Saint James.  The church contains the tomb of Saint James.

The dome in the Cathedral of Saint James. The church contains the tomb of Saint James.

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Saint James Square

Amazing artwork

Amazing artwork

Toll roads are out of control!

Toll roads are out of control!

Last days in France

Chartles cathedral from a distance.

Chartles cathedral from a distance.

Cathedral entrance

Cathedral entrance

Cathedral alter, one of the best yet.

Cathedral alter, one of the best yet.

Another view of the alter.

Another view of the alter.

Another popular irrigation method, built like a center pivot yet the center is movable (yet different than a linear move  system).

Another popular irrigation method, built like a center pivot yet the center is movable (yet different than a linear move system).

15 bottom plow
15 bottom plow!
Much of European equipment is galvanized rather than painted or power coated.

Much of the European equipment is galvanized rather than painted or power coated.

Dorgone architecture

Dorgone architecture

Beautiful houses built into cliffs.

Beautiful houses built into cliffs.

Sarlat downtown

Sarlat downtown, why does it appear that I always wear the same cloths.

Nice campground by the lake.  It appears that at the end of August most of the crowds go home and only a few of us travelers remain.

Nice campground by the lake, with a very nice host, It appears that at the end of August most of the crowds go home and only a few of us travelers remain.

On the road again.

On the road again.

Paris

City view

City view

Eiffel Tower looking down from the second level.

Eiffel Tower looking down from the second level.

Eiffel Tower view

Eiffel Tower view

Eiffel Tower view

Eiffel Tower view

Eiffel Tower view

Monet's garden

Monet’s garden

Monet's garden

Monet’s garden

Entrance to Palace of Versailles

Entrance to Palace of Versailles

Artwork everywhere

Artwork everywhere in the garden

Rodin Garden

Rodin Garden

Hard to tell, but he left parts down the entire track. I know how that feels.

Hard to tell, but he left parts down the entire track. I know how that feels.

On the road again.

On the road again.

 

Verdun, Alsace and Rimes

Bones of the war dead fill the basement of Douaumont Ossuary. An eerie picture with Jeanette in the reflection.

Bones of the war dead fill the basement of Douaumont Ossuary. An eerie picture with Jeanette in the reflection.

Battle landscape shaped by trenches and shells.

Battle landscape shaped by trenches and shells.

Battle memorial in french countryside. Teddy Roosevelt's son died in WWI and his likeness is is the left hand statue.

Battle memorial in french countryside. Teddy Roosevelt’s son died in WWI and his likeness is is the left hand statue.

The walls of the Douaumont Ossuary are covered with thousands of names honoring the war dead of Verdun

The walls of the Douaumont Ossuary are covered with thousands of names honoring the war dead of Verdun

Machine gun battery that still remains.

Machine gun battery that still remains.

Alsace countryside.

Alsace countryside from castle tower.

Alsace architecture

Alsace architecture

Rimes Castle lit up at night.

Rimes Cathedral lit up at night.

Pictures of large cathedrals are difficult to take.  The Reims Cathedral is too dark in the inside  for pictures and the exterior has restoration scaffolding covering a portion, therefore we have posted a few Google images to show the true beauty of the church.

Google image of Reims Cathedral exterior

Google image of Reims Cathedral exterior

Google image of Interior.

Google image of Interior.

Google image of evening light show.

Google image of evening light show.

For a link to an amateur video of the Cathedral light show click here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rx3J2aYWzTA          

Battle field rock

Battle field rock

 

Padua, Verona, and the Italian Alps

Colorful city of Verona

Colorful city of Verona

It appears that we are not the only ones who like Italy in August

It appears that we are not the only ones who like Italy in August

Believe it or not this is the main road through town.  One car at a time.

Believe it or not this is the main road through town. One car at a time.

Verona church memorial

Verona church memorial

Castlevecchio Verona

Castlevecchio Verona

Inside the castle walls

Inside the castle walls

Afternoon sun on the Dolomites

Afternoon sun on the Dolomites; the view from camp.

 

Ski lift in the summer

Ski lift in the summer

Splendid views

Splendid views

Crazy road

Crazy road

Giving Dakota a rest after the crazy road

Giving Dakota a rest after the crazy road

Giving Steve a rest after a crazy hike

Giving Steve a rest after a crazy hike  😉

 

Venice

Crowds, now I know why they call it the Bridge of Sighs.

Crowds, now I know why they call it the Bridge of Sighs.

Rialto Bridge take from the city boat.

Rialto Bridge take from the city boat.

Interior of Saint Mark's Basilica.  Good pictures are hard to get because flash is strictly forbidden.

Interior of Saint Mark’s Basilica. Good pictures are hard to get because flash is strictly forbidden.

7:00 am view of Piazza San Marco.

7:00 am view of Piazza San Marco.

Church artwork

Church artwork

Beautiful evening

Beautiful evening

View from the Grand Canal.

View from the Grand Canal.

Saint Mark's

Saint Mark’s Basilica

Evening Cruise

Early evening Cruise

Enough with the shopping.

Enough with the shopping.

Prague

Astronomical Clock of the Old Town Hall

Astronomical Clock of the Old Town Hall

Locks of love

Locks of love

Lunch in a local restaurant that looks more like a cavern and serves authentic Czech food.

Lunch in a local restaurant that looks more like a cavern and serves authentic Czech food.

Charming city streets.

Charming city streets.

Tower view.

Tower view.

Stopping for a picture in the castle courtyard.

Stopping for a picture in the castle courtyard.

A pocket full of change.  British pounds, Euros and now Czech Koruna.

A pocket full of change. British pounds, Euros and now Czech Koruna.

Austrian Alps.

Austrian Alps.

Gmund Austria is where the first Porsche was built.  In the museum there was the original wood mold for the 356 model.

Gmund Austria is where the first Porsche was built. In the museum there was the original wood mold for the 356 model.

Early convertible in the museum.

Early convertible in the museum.

On to Italy

On to Italy

Berlin and Dresden

Berlin's Prussian Victory Statue.

Berlin’s Prussian Victory Statue.

Topography of Terror.

Topography of Terror.

The Wall

The Wall

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No explanation needed.

Securty compound left intact so no one will forget.

Securty compound left intact so no one will forget.

Close-up of the mural of royalty, made from tiny porcelain tiles.

Close-up of the mural of royalty, made from tiny porcelain tiles.

Bike ride through Dresden

Bike ride through Dresden

Even the manhole covers are special!

Even the manhole covers are special!

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Another product of Augustus the Strong. The horse statue points towards his home, Poland.

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Amazing church facade in Dresden.

Our camp in Berlin

Our camp in Berlin

The First Days in Germany

Tonning, Germany town square.

Tonning, Germany town square.

Monastery of Jerichow

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Monastery of Jerichow

 

Potsdam Windmill

Potsdam Windmill

Wolfsburg Autostadt with the Golf factory in the background

Wolfsburg Autostadt with the Golf factory in the background

The Wolfsburg Autostadt grounds are amazing.

The Wolfsburg Autostadt grounds are amazing.

Golf Factory

Golf Factory

Citroen CV2.  Not sure why it was in the Wolfburg Autostadt Museum, maybe because it is one of the few cars that have less horse power than the Volkswagen.

Citroen CV2. Not sure why it was in the Wolfburg Autostadt Museum, maybe because it is one of the few cars that have less horsepower than the Volkswagen.

Wicker bug.  Not sure how you wash it and diffidently no smoking.

Wicker bug. Not sure how you wash it.

Selfie in Wolsburg

 

Delft and the Dutch Countryside

Delft

Delft

Delft Square

Delft Square and our bikes

Local Coot looks on as we pedal past.

Local Coot looks on as we pedal past.

Taking a break.

Taking a break.

Beautiful scenery on our countryside ride

Beautiful scenery on our countryside ride

Bikes everywhere

Bikes everywhere

Scooters are everywhere in the Netherlands and they are able to drive in the bike lanes.  Add a little extra challenge when driving, one doesn't expect a vehicle moving at 30+ mph in the bike lane.

Scooters are everywhere in the Netherlands and they are even able to drive in the bike lanes.  This is an extra challenge when driving, as one does not  expect a vehicle moving at 30+ mph in the bike lane.  Mia, you need a matching one for Scott.  Basket is an added touch.

Rush hour Amsterdam style.

Rush hour Amsterdam style.

I think you could go almost everywhere in the Netherlands by boat.

I think you could go almost everywhere in the Netherlands by boat.

International soil museum.  I asked if there was soil from the US and he told me the US can take care of themselves, we work for the countries that can't.

International soil museum. I asked if there was soil from the US and he told me the US can take care of themselves, we work for the countries that can’t.

Wageningen university

Wageningen University

Amsterdam Camping spot.

Amsterdam Camping spot.

For Stuyt

For Stuyt

Cambridge

Wren Library, Where Newton first measured the speed of sound.

Wren Library, where Newton first measured the speed of sound.

Look at the bridge closely, you will see how crooked it is built. the builder was fired before completion.

Beautiful Canals.

London

Notting Hill Area

Notting Hill area

Big Ben

Home of the Prime Minister.

Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey

Your guess is as good as mine.

Your guess is as good as mine.

Great camp site in England

Great camp site in England

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Reflecting pool

Reflecting pool

Seal in the Wall of States

Seal in the Wall of States

Memorial for US missing in action.

Memorial for US missing in action.

Our Last days in Ireland

Beautiful hike near the south coast of Ireland.

Beautiful hike near the south coast of Ireland.

 

University College Dublin Square

University College Dublin Square

Ran in a couple of buses along the way

Ran into a couple of other buses along the way.

South Coast of Ireland

Irish road are often narrow to say the least (the sheep don't seem to mind though)

Irish roads are often narrow to say the least (the sheep don’t seem to mind though).

Downtown Kenmare

Downtown Kenmare

Typical road along the coast

Typical single lane road that is really two lane.

It comes with the territory

It comes with the territory.

Killarney Castle

Central Ireland

One of the smaller mounds of Bru Na Boinne

One of the smaller mounds of Bru Na Boinne

Passage way into mound.

Passage way into mound.

Stone carvings.

Stone carvings.

Trim Castle entrance.

Trim Castle entrance.

View from top of Trim Castle.

View from top of Trim Castle.

Peat moss farm?

Peat moss farm?

Clomnacnoise

Clomnacnoise

Clomnacnoise

Clomnacnoise

Unknown abbey and cemetery in the Irish countryside.

Unknown abbey and cemetery in the Irish countryside.

Castle and abbey ruins are everywhere in the countryside.  Some are in the middle of pastures or farms surrounded by cattle or sheep.

Castle and abbey ruins are everywhere in the countryside. Some are in the middle of pastures or farms surrounded by cattle or sheep.

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Dublins Christ Church Cathideral

Dublin’s Christ Church Cathedral

Guinness tour is a seven story building, with a pub and live music on the third floor in case you get tired.

Guinness tour is a seven story building, with a pub and live music on the third floor in case you get tired.

Streets of Dublin

Street performers, a living statue.  Origional

Street performers, a living statue. Original.

Grafton Street shopping district.

These people are serious about their tents.

These people are serious about their tents.

Keeping up with the Jones.

Keeping up with the Jones.

 

Jameson's whiskey tasting.

Jameson’s whiskey tasting.

Grocery store sign showing moden farm scenes.

Grocery store sign showing modern farm scenes.

Dublin lamposts

Dublin lampposts are beautiful.

Scottish Countryside

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Local bike/walking path in Pitlochery, Scotland

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Distillery tour with the top row of barrels containing 25 to 50 year old scotch. Guide estimated top row to have a value of 4 million pounds sterling.  We kept our interest to the twelve year old versions.

Edradour Distillery, Scotland's smallest distillery.

Edradour Distillery, Scotland’s smallest distillery.

Crossraguel Abbey Ruins

Crossraguel Abbey Ruins

International Scottish Climbing Center, you can not believe how large this facility was.

International Scottish Climbing Center, you can not believe how large this facility is.

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There’s one in every family.

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Dundonald Castle ruins

Western coast of Scottland

Western coast of Scotland

Fish and chips feast waiting for the ferry

Fish and chips feast while waiting for the ferry

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Off to Ireland

Edinburgh

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Edinburgh Abbey

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Saint Margaret”s Chapel, first building within the castle walls, built by King David I.  It was finished in 1153 as a memorial to his mother  She was later canonized as a saint.

Downtown Edinburgh

Just inside the main Edinburgh Castle wall

Just inside the very touristy  Edinburgh Castle wall

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View from the castle

 

Edinburgh Bus Stop

Edinburgh bus stop after  re-stocking our provisions.

Bath

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Free range horses. I think they were actually the town lawnmowers.

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Saint James in Avebury

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The dollar store?

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Overgrown cemetery

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Made just for us

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4 thoughts on “Photo Gallery

  1. Hey Dakota looks pretty content! She should have run off with one of those
    good looking friends of hers! Have a great time and be safe…

    .

  2. Nice to have met you during your trip in Linwater campsite!
    We wish you a good continuation of your travel in Europe!
    Rendez-vous in Bordeaux if you like
    Amélie , Michel and Veronique
    XX

    • Hello, it was wonderful talking with you as well. Thank you for all the supplies. :).
      We will email again when we are in your area and look forward to meeting again. We are currently in Cork City and will be able to update our location and sites today.

      Take care and thank you for the note.

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