Charlotte & Don

UK Cruise & Land Tour May, 2019

Dick and Annie,

We experienced another spectacular vacation put together by Explor Cruises. The weather in the British Isles was perfect for sightseeing without the normal expected rain. The pre- and post-cruise land tours that Dick put together were exceptional, visiting the many palaces and castles in the Cotswolds and Dartmoor National Park in England while spending the nights in wonderful castles.

In between the land tours we spent 13 days on the small exploration ship Sea Spirit visiting Ireland, Wales, Northern Ireland, Inner and Outer Hebrides Islands of Scotland as well as the Orkney and Shetland Islands looking for sea birds. We even stopped at uninhabited islands looking for birds. We’ll have to admit we aren’t birders but I did get some great shots of the Atlantic puffin birds which are smaller than their Alaskan cousins.

We disembarked the ship in Edinburgh to visit the Royal Yacht Britannia, more palaces, castles and cathedrals, ending the trip at the family run Glengoyne Distillery to taste their assortment of whiskey.

Thanks Dick and Leslie for hitting another trip out of the park. Traveling with you is always a great experience.

Charlotte & Don