England Honeymoon

Paddock Wood in Kent – Hosted by Pete & Val Excell, old Cape Town friends of Aitch’s

Nearby dam or lake – lots of birders!

Road trip in Pete’s station wagon – a Ford, I think – Cortina? Grenada?

Across Dartmoor to Cornwall

In Bodmin we are generously hosted by Den and Mary Bluett (Blewett?), Mel Spaggiari’s folks on a beautiful small farm. There’s a stream and pond on their property. We see a newt and a hedgehog

And Yay! Another Dipper! After seeing one in America, we see one here! And he’s even more beautiful. He has a nest under a bridge and is feeding chicks.

By Mark Medcalf – Dipper https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=15739681 – thank you!

But no kingfisher – we dipped out!


Here are the pics from our big old paper album:


Cape Cod Honeymoon

(draft post – needs work!)

Boston, Massachusetts – 13 April
Hingham; stay in a motel $39
Cape Cod
Daniel Webster Inn for supper
Stay in Country Acres Motel $33 in Sandwich
Wellfleet Bay
Orleans – Meadows Motel $35

Then back to Boston; With no time to search in the city, we stayed at the  Ramada Inn $89 for the room – So our last night in the USA was our most expensive night in the USA.


Fly Boston / JFK New York / London Heathrow – 18 April 1988

On to the last leg of our honeymoon: England to visit Val & Pete Excell