22 Apr 2010
I was in Stuttgart when the volcano, Eyjafjallajökull, in Iceland erupted. This caused significant disruption to air travel across western and northern Europe. It also meant that I had to look for a way to get home because British Airways cancelled my flights. There was chaos everywhere and thanks to my little netbook I was able to research many options to get me home. There were a few of us in the same situation and we helped each other to decide how to get moving.
Everyone needs to know that P&O ferry did not want to know about walking passengers! "We only take cars with passengers" BUT we were saved by SEAFRANCE Ferries who took as many walking passengers as the ship would carry. THANK YOU SEAFRANCE for altering your planned activity.
11 Apr 2010
The winter weather has eased a bit and allowed me to take a walk with my friend, Harry R, between Aboyne and Ballater in Aberdeenshire. The walk is along the disused railway line that starts in Aberdeen and ends at Ballater.
At Cambus O'May we stoped for a picnic at the suspension bridge and noted that it has been awarded the Best Scottish picnic spot chosen in 2007 by Warburtons Bakery. I certainly agree it is a beautiful spot to take a rest.
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