Beautiful Bath, England

Beautiful Bath, England

We arrived in Bath, England (97 miles west of London) on Wednesday, 12 July, and spent the week in an Airbnb flat in a Georgian style neighborhood known as Catharine Place (1784 by John Wood the Younger). It’s NW of the Circus (a circle of 1768 Georgian style houses by John Wood the Elder and Younger), and NE of the Royal Crescent (a crescent of 1774 Georgian style houses also by John Wood the Younger).

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Setting Our Clocks in Greenwich

Setting Our Clocks in Greenwich

For a day trip, we grabbed three trains to the Royal Borough of Greenwich, as in Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), and arrived an hour later. Greenwich is considered England’s maritime capital, it is where Henry VIII was born, and where the 1869 Scottish built clipper, Cutty Sark, is now sitting high and dry and fully restored. But we are here to look at the history of the science of astronomy, timekeeping, and seafaring at the Royal Observatory, and stand with one foot in the east and one in the west hemisphere. That would be at 0° longitude.

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London Calling

London Calling

With sad faces, we left Malaga, Spain for London, England on December 19. We had used up 88 of our allowed 90 out of 180 days on our visas. Here is a link to details on US travel to Schengen countries. We are discussing plans for a return trip to Spain so we may see more of this lovely country. We enjoyed our 3 weeks there and in many ways found Spain to be a delightful surprise.

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