UK Scotland and England – June 2023

We had planned to revisit Scotland after going in 2019 (Liza’s Outlander reality tour plus birding), but, of course, the pandemic got in the way. In June we made our return, with a grand plan of birding in the Outer Hebrides with Birding Ecosse, and visiting the Scottish cities of Glasgow, Inverness, and Edinburgh; from there moving south to the Yorkshire Dales, Oxford, Dorchester and the Jurassic Coast, and finally London.

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Australia (Northern Territory, Tasmania) – Nov 2022

We had been to Australia twice – 1994 in the southeast (Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Blue Mountains, Snowy Mountains), then again in 1996 (far northeast Queensland). Back in ’96 we said, we need to go to the Red Centre! And the Top End! Well, it only took 26 years to get there.

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Portugal – June/July 2022

After over two years of trying to return to Portugal (with the trip planned four times…and cancelled), we finally made it there! Instead of cycling and birding, the original plan, we decided to be “regular tourists” – as much as we ever are – and get to some places missed on a 2017 visit, south to north (see map below). This trip was also an opportunity to meet up with Robert’s cousins Rob and Linda from Maryland and a few of their friends.

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