Fishy end to a holiday

Now we are back home after a shorter flight than the outward journey – partly due to to the tailwind across the Atlantic Ocean but this time without hugging the east coast of America because of the really bad weather which, in fact, had caused most airports north of Florida to close.  Our last day […]

Sponges Galore

Tarpon Springs in Florida is famous for sponge diving, Greek food and fishing. We were there on Monday and went on a boat ride around some of the islands. On the way we passed this house. It was the main location for the film “Beneath the 12 Mile Reef” starring Robert Wagner.  Everywhere you look […]

And the Rain Came Down

We’d just got out of the car at the Disney Hollywood car park when the heavens opened. And did it rain. I’d not experienced rain like that since the tropics – and at least there it was warm. Here in Orlando it was driving into us. We had to board an open sided trolley to […]

From Thomas Edison to the Man on the Moon

On Wednesday morning the sun sparkled and we drove to Fort Myers to visit the Edison & Ford Winter Estates. Thomas Edison was already a famous inventor when he looked for a warm escape from the cold winters at his New Jersey home. He purchased over thirteen acres along the Caloosahatchee River for $2,750 and […]

Warily wending our way through the Everglades

My young friend and I jetted off to The USA on Saturday for a fortnight’s holiday. We had planned to spend the first week travelling around Florida, followed by a weekend in Dunedin to attend the Miniature Art Society of Florida’s annual exhibition. Landing at Tampa airport we located the car hire desk and eventually […]

Here’s to a Sparkling New Year

The fireworks in London were quite spectacular this year. We saw them on television rather than travel to the capital.  On Boxing Day morning I spent a happy couple of hours watching the final episode of Downton Abbey. What a great series that’s been. We’re off to Florida in a few days to attend the […]