FERRAGUDO, PORTUGAL

SELF-ISOLATING IN A FOREIGN COUNTRY Ferragudo is not a terrible place to self-isolate! Above is the view from across the inlet to the centro area of the village. Our little house is on the other side of the canal that runs through the center of town and is either filled with water or totally empty, …

SOUTH LEIGH, OXFORDSHIRE

Ah, The Cotswolds! Cute, sand-colored cottages with window sills filled with blooming plants, old churches, cozy neighborhood pubs and quaint shops make the Cotswolds so picturesque and well-worth a visit. And of course, there is nearby Oxford University, famous for its many colleges with well-known graduates such as J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Stephen Hawking, Hugh …

ROW, ROW THE BOAT – HOMEWARD!

THE ATLANTIC CROSSING After a short flight from Dublin to Lisbon, then an interesting Uber ride from the airport to the cruise ship port where the driver couldn't find entrance, it was time to check into our oceanview stateroom on Holland America's Veendam for our 12-day voyage back to the States. View from the Lisbon …