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    Well, I have sort of decided to travel in the UK before the Olympics for about 3 weeks. My main objectives are to get to Aberdeen from London and then to Lerwick. I also would like to do the impossible and find a Scot who would buy me an ale, a good one, not some lager like Carlsberg or Stella, but maybe a Skullsplitter or something. Yes, I know that will be difficult.

    After Shetland, i'd like to hop a ship to the Faroes. I don't think that's likely, but I'll check into that. Then, to Orkney for a few days... because I want to get to Hoy this time around, then... I'm open. I figure it will be about 9 days of open time. I'll slowly make my way back south. Throw me some ideas please.

    a few of mine: WALES, Mt. Snowden climbing; looking at some of the old monasteries which (perhaps) gave rise to the Irish equivalents; Bardsey Island and things Arthurian (because I know he was Welsh!); Anglesey (Mon), because it was the seat of Celtic wisdom; CORNWALL: Isles of Scilly, St Michael's Mount (named after me in anticipation of my birth)

    I guess I love islands. I don't care for the hot, lie-in-the-sun and drink sissy drinks with umbrellas and listen to really bad calypso music, kinds of islands. I prefer islands where people work and live and tourism is a nuisance more than of massive economical importance.

    Any tips? I would love to meet any and all of you Casebookers who might be in any of the vicinities I will be in, though my plans are, as of yet, simple.

    Mike
    huh?

  • #2
    Hi Michael,
    nice plans for a trip. I can recommend a Hotel in East London (on Osborne Street) which has interesting rates, esp. if you book online from a NON British site. (German internet booking site offers very affordable rates.)

    In Cornwall you can surf. And if you go to the Faroes, you can take a ferry to Iceland!

    Originally posted by The Good Michael View Post
    I also would like to do the impossible and find a Scot who would buy me an ale, a good one
    Try Lynn? ;-)
    Best regards,
    Maria

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    • #3
      Originally posted by mariab View Post
      Hi Michael,
      nice plans for a trip. I can recommend a Hotel in East London (on Osborne Street) which has interesting rates, esp. if you book online from a NON British site. (German internet booking site offers very affordable rates.)

      In Cornwall you can surf. And if you go to the Faroes, you can take a ferry to Iceland!

      Maria,

      I've surfed in Texas and in Hawaii. I don't think a person goes to the UK to surf. I mean if I was bored out of my mind sure, but it would be like going to Dubai for the golf.... not that I would go to Dubai for anything. I've been to Iceland and Orkney, but Shetland has eluded me. This time, by God, I'll get there. The Faroes, who knows?

      London... I have to admit that I like London about as much as I like New York, Beijing, Seoul, and Tokyo. To me they are all just big cities with people in a hurry, selling the same junk. If i stay in London it will be with a friend. I enjoy the countryside the most and a cozy pub and a B&B or a little room in a pub. Failing that, I don't mind sleeping outside. I absolutely hate hotels and hostels. Only tourists are there.

      Mike
      huh?

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      • #4
        If you love islands... Avoid Sheppy.


        That is all.
        There Will Be Trouble! http://www.amazon.co.uk/A-Little-Tro...s=T.+E.+Hodden

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        • #5
          Originally posted by The Good Michael View Post
          I've surfed in Texas and in Hawaii.
          Short highjack, but you probably mean Galverston and Waikiki with a longboard, not the North Shore?!?

          Originally posted by The Good Michael View Post
          I don't think a person goes to the UK to surf.
          Would go in a jiffy, if I could. In the fall, when conditions work.

          Originally posted by The Good Michael View Post
          London... I have to admit that I like London about as much as I like New York, Beijing, Seoul, and Tokyo. To me they are all just big cities with people in a hurry, selling the same junk.
          I hear you, but East London/Whitechapel's different.
          Best regards,
          Maria

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          • #6
            by the buy

            Hello Michael, Maria. Do the Scots buy people things? (heh-heh)

            Cheers.
            LC

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            • #7
              Lynn, “The Scots are the men who won't be paying for nothing.“ ;-)
              Best regards,
              Maria

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              • #8
                Originally posted by TomTomKent View Post
                If you love islands... Avoid Sheppy.

                Oh no you don't. Tell me more. I love Orkney and I've been there in very nasty weather. Is Shetland that much different?

                Mike
                huh?

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                • #9
                  If you love Islands maybe sometime try Long Island. It's not NYC. But get out deep into Suffolk County, preferably the Hamptons or Montauk.

                  But that three week trip in the UK sounds wonderful! Will you be able to continue to post here? Wanna here about it. Would miss your posts, otherwise, too.

                  As for finding a Scot to buy you a good ale, well, look on the bright side...you have three weeks to find him

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Beowulf View Post
                    If you love Islands maybe sometime try Long Island. It's not NYC. But get out deep into Suffolk County, preferably the Hamptons or Montauk.

                    But that three week trip in the UK sounds wonderful! Will you be able to continue to post here? Wanna here about it. Would miss your posts, otherwise, too.

                    As for finding a Scot to buy you a good ale, well, look on the bright side...you have three weeks to find him
                    Thanks,
                    Once I cycled around much of America and went to Mantauk and Orient Points. I'd agree that Long Island, out there is so much nicer than NYC. It's like an extension of Connecticut.

                    And I've change my plan. I am going to find 1 Scot every DAY who will buy me a beer.

                    Mike
                    huh?

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by The Good Michael View Post
                      Oh no you don't. Tell me more. I love Orkney and I've been there in very nasty weather. Is Shetland that much different?
                      Wetter.

                      Originally posted by Beowulf View Post

                      As for finding a Scot to buy you a good ale, well, look on the bright side...you have three weeks to find him
                      I wrote a history of the local St. Andrew's Society and had to interview one of the elderly members in his home. It amused me that although he gave me a glass of scotch whisky, he made sure to give me the cheap brand and not the expensive brand he was drinking!

                      Cheers

                      Chris
                      Christopher T. George
                      Organizer, RipperCon #JacktheRipper-#True Crime Conference
                      just held in Baltimore, April 7-8, 2018.
                      For information about RipperCon, go to http://rippercon.com/
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by ChrisGeorge View Post

                        I wrote a history of the local St. Andrew's Society and had to interview one of the elderly members in his home. It amused me that although he gave me a glass of scotch whisky, he made sure to give me the cheap brand and not the expensive brand he was drinking!
                        That's how the distilleries are too. They give you a "wee dram" of about 2 year old shite and there's no way I would buy anything from them. Had they given me at least a bit of 20 year stuff, they would have had a customer.

                        My mission is looking impossible.

                        Mike
                        huh?

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                        • #13
                          miracles

                          Hello Michael.

                          "And I've changed my plan. I am going to find 1 Scot every DAY who will buy me a beer."

                          O man, great is thy faith! (heh-heh)

                          Cheers.
                          LC

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by lynn cates View Post
                            Hello Michael.

                            "And I've changed my plan. I am going to find 1 Scot every DAY who will buy me a beer."

                            O man, great is thy faith! (heh-heh)

                            Cheers.
                            LC
                            Good luck in your travels, Michael. You might have to settle for a small beer from your Scotsman.

                            Cheers

                            Chris
                            Christopher T. George
                            Organizer, RipperCon #JacktheRipper-#True Crime Conference
                            just held in Baltimore, April 7-8, 2018.
                            For information about RipperCon, go to http://rippercon.com/
                            RipperCon 2018 talks can now be heard at http://www.casebook.org/podcast/

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                            • #15
                              Lindisfarne

                              I guess I love islands.
                              If you're going north to Scotland, you've got Lindisfarne (Holy Island) off the Northumberland coast. I'm not sure how commercialised it is nowadays as it's a long time since I've been up there.

                              http://www.lindisfarne.org.uk/

                              Regards, Bridewell.
                              "It is a capital mistake to theorise before one has data. Insensibly one begins twisting facts to suit theories instead of theories to suit facts." Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (as Sherlock Holmes).

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