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Music and Big Sur

I left out a couple of photos from the post on Monday and Tuesday.  Here some of us are, hanging around the garden of the Carmel Mission, waiting for the All Bach Organ Recital: It was a nice day, too, … Continue reading

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Starting Concert Week

For us, Monday of concert week at the Bach Festival always starts with the All Bach Organ Recital in the Carmel Mission Basilica.  This is a solid hour of nothing but Bach fugues played on the basilica organ.  No stops … Continue reading

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Music in Carmel, 2023

In 2022 when we went to the Carmel Bach Festival, we came home with COVID (even though we had to prove our vaccination status and wear masks to every indoor concert).  I may write that trip up one of these … Continue reading

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Halloween 2022

Walking around the neighborhood, I’ve noticed some really imaginative Halloween decorations, not just the purchased styrofoam tombstones (which have the same inscriptions in every yard!).  I’ve taken some photos, and if I find any more this good I’ll take more.  … Continue reading

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Home from the Celtic Isles

Yes, I wrote up Edinburgh Castle last November, and yes, that was the end of the tours to the Celtic Isles.  But  we still had to get home; and I found some notes about that trip in my travel diary … Continue reading

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Edinburgh Castle

As I promised in the last post, this one is dedicated to Edinburgh Castle.  The photos are all in the Edinburgh gallery; I won’t be posting all of them, so feel free to go look.  Here is the first photo … Continue reading

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Finally, Edinburgh

Having spent much of yesterday on a bus traveling from our last port to Glasgow, and then on to Edinburgh, we now spent this day riding around Edinburgh and vicinity on a bus.   I took some photos of Edinburgh streets … Continue reading

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Touring Glasgow

The day after we toured Glencoe and Glenfinnan (see The Scottish Highlands post), those of us who paid for the tour extension left the boat, with luggage, and were bused to Glasgow, for the first part of the extension. The … Continue reading

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The Scottish Highlands

On the last day of the actual tour we made two stops, at Glen Coe and Glenfinnan.  The photos for this day are all in the gallery Scottish Highlands.  We came ashore in the morning at Fort William, after breakfast … Continue reading

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The Isle of Mull

As I said in my last post, our trip to Iona ended with a ferry ride to the Isle of Mull, where the tour company had taken the bus we didn’t use on Iona.  In fact, the cruise instructions say … Continue reading

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