Friday, 19 September 2014

Thank You Scotland For Preserving Our Wonderful Union

As a Royalist and a unionist I am delighted that the Scottish people chose to reaffirm their desire to stay within the United Kingdom in yesterday's referendum.

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Happy Birthday To Me :-)

Paul Tasker is 59 years old today.
So,today I finally get to be that nondescript age of 59 years! Of the joys.

Sunday, 7 September 2014

Oh, The Sun DOES Sometimes Shine On Corfu!

 We've only had two out of 6 days so far when the days have been mostly sunny. The freak weather has affected the entire Dalmatian coast, Albania and Greece.

A week ago we arrived in Corfu during horrendous thunderstorms and the weather system which brought them still has not cleared the region entirely.

Saturday, 6 September 2014

Chain Ferry Butrint & Other Albaninan Things

Chain ferry, Butrint, Albania

Triangular Castle, Butrint, Albania

The Albanian Flag

Our coach with Albanian registration plate

It's Not Everyday You Go To Albania!

It's not everyday you go to Albania is it? When we found out there was an excursion from Corfu to Albania we jumped at it. How could we pass up the chance to add a new country to our list, and one which has been closed to outsiders until very recently?

We took a ferry from Corfu Town to Saranda as shown by the red arrows on the map above. After a coffee stop we then went on the the marvellous ancient city of Butrint which was a stunning surprise because of its size and the ruins which are there. No wonder it's got UNESCO World Heritage status.

Janet Tasker in Butrint, Albania

Paul Tasker in Butrint Albania