Nice sunset view as we pass over London, England, on our way to Albania.
Where are Kevin and Ruth now? Hiking in Albania, Kosovo, and Montenegro.

Where are Kevin and Ruth going next? Porto, Portugal on June 25th!

Monday, July 3, 2023

Cameron's flights are booked!

The morning was drizzly and windy. Not very nice at all, but with a strong, fast cell signal we just stayed put and got caught up on some internet stuff. Besides, with a view of the hills out our window, the itch to climb one of them was strong, and we were hoping it would clear up after lunch.

I've been checking daily to see if prices have changed for the flights that we want for our grandson Cameron to come and visit us next month.

Yesterday when I checked the Air Canada flight from Halifax to London, the price had dropped by over $200. Sweet! Then, I checked the Condor flight from Frankfurt to Halifax... and it had dropped by almost $300! 

Very odd though. These airlines aren't associated with each other at all, and for both prices to drop on the same day? Strange. But we'll take it!

So we confirmed things with our daughter Lindsey, and Cameron is now booked! We pick him up at London's Heathrow airport on August 15th, and drop him off in Frankfurt, Germany on August 26th. Total cost of €820 ($1,124 CAD, $893 USD) for both flights. Still pricey, but July and August are always expensive times to fly. And far better than the prices they had quoted previously!

At age 12, and his first time traveling alone... what an adventure he's in for. Especially with his crazy grandparents! Should be a blast.

Sure enough, the rain settled down after lunch, but not the wind. We had to get out for some exercise though, so we set off on a circular hike called The Tower Route. Scheduled for 10 kms (6.2 miles).

Church in the distance.

Scenery along the way.

Looking back at Max parked near the sports fields.

Hm. The clouds still look threatening.

And the sea is very rough.

Ruth, enjoying the view.

Great scenery!

We made it up to the tower.

Ruth, and the tower.

This tower was built in 1805 by the British along with about 80 other similar coastal towers. They were built in response to the various invasion attempts by the French in the 1790's.

Rough, rocky coastline.




Notice how we are dressed... it was not very warm!


We passed by an ancient standing stone.
They say some of these date back to 1,200 BC, but little is known about their purpose.
There are hundreds of them in Ireland.

The route brought us back down the other side of the church.

And back to Max.

Nice hike. We were gone about two hours and ten minutes and hiked non stop other than taking some photos.

It was also nice to have a day without driving, but we are on the move again this morning. With a stop at another waterfall, and then on to the town of Dungloe.

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Decent price drop on this 8,000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner.

And in Canada...

1 comment:

  1. What a beautiful area! I will gladly send you some of the heat from North Carolina, which is now having temps in the 90F range, and high humidity to boot. It's hard to imagine wearing a coat in July, but sometimes I think I'd prefer that! Glad you got Cameron's travel plans made. He is going to have such a big time!

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