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Walking Over Haddon in The Peak District

I confess I'm a fair weather walker, which means I often want to walk on our holidays, but whether we go is always dependent on the weather. I have a Goretex jacket but it's like a talisman. I own it, but I don't want to wear it and I hope vainly that just by having spent so much on it an schlepping it with me that it's going to ward off the rain! As you can see my travel planning involves a good deal of "magical thinking!" In California our cultural exuberance (paired with low standards) means we shamelessly call anything a "hike"  - as if we've scaled Everest in an afternoon. Here in England I'm not sure I even qualify as a "walker" because that denotes a level of seriousness I've failed at previously. Minimally it means you're wearing boots  and have an Ordnance Survey map (and possibly a compass) in your back pocket. I guess I'm more of stroller to be honest and I've blogged about my strolls all over the world; m…

P-Town on Cape Cod

This seems like the quintessential P-Town scene to me, sun, sand water and fit looking  men in their swim trunks, no complaints here! We had a great time in Provincetown  after having heard about it for years. Yes it's crowded in the summer and there seem to be lots of tourists here to gawk at the natives, but the place has charm.
We had a couple of good meals and can recommend the Red Inn where the food was matched by excellent service, casual but spot on. With a lovely table at the window for our anniversary I had nothing to complain about. Thanks D., good job! I loved Canteen which is on the main drag, the hot lobster roll (below) was incredible.  

The food is great and the place is stylish, relaxed and highly recommended for a quick lunch. We tried a few other places for drinks with a view but while enjoyable they seemed fairly interchangeable.
Three nights wasn't nearly enough time and I hope we'll be back. This was part of a quick trip back east to celebrate friends birthdays (T. & D.) and to visit family. After decades in America I finally made my first visit to Boston!
We enjoyed the beach at Race Point National Seashore pictured below. I loved the elderly lady who just put her chair down on the way to the beach, she was having a great time and we had a chat when I walked past.


We missed the P-town carnival by one day but would love to go back to partake of the fun. If you're a well dressed woman your only competition in town will be the drag queens, why didn't I take any photos, those girls know how to wear heels!

J.- we loved your charming place, thanks for lending it to us. It may have been a mistake as we'll be begging to come back...

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