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Sweden: At the Edge of the Baltic Sea

We are so far north here in Stockholm that it stays light until midnight and then starts getting light again by 3:30 AM. I think it’s pretty cool. I was surprised that Sweden is hillier and harder to wheel than the Netherlands and Belgium. I was also surprised that it...

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Belgium: Diamonds, chocolate and beer

We rolled into Antwerp Central Station which is an absolutely gorgeous 1800s train station. We walked across the street to our hotel, the Hampton Inn Central station. Excellent choice, excellent accessibility and excellent location. We spent the next couple of days...

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Logierait and Falkirk, Scotland

We checked out two Highland games, one in Blackfort and the other at Blair Castle. Manly men in kilts doing manly things like throwing cabers and hammers, lots of bagpipers and beautiful dancing by ladies in plaid. We stayed at Cull-An-Daraich Guesthouse Owned by...

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The Highlands: Inverness

Our first sight was visiting Clava Cairns. It’s about 4000 years old and are piles of stones that or memorials/burial areas from millennia ago. It was doable in a wheelchair even when there were mud puddles. Then we went to Culloden Battlefield and Museum. This was...

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Isle of Skye

We left Glencoe and traveled further north for a couple hours to where we caught the ferry from Mallaig to Armadal on the isle of Skye. We just happened to show up at the right time and had only a 15 minute wait to do the half hour crossing. They were able to...

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Glasgow to Glencoe

Glasgow to Glencoe We drove 2 1/2 hours from Glasgow to Glencoe along the winding, loch-lined  road, passing Loch Lomond, Loch Leven and stopping off for lunch at Green Welly for some incredibly delicious Cullen skink, a soup made with smoked haddock, onions and...

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Glasgow

 We drove from Hexham about 2 1/2 hours to Glasgow. We will only be in Glasgow one day. Big city, lots of choices in hotels and restaurants.  It seems I hear one live music venue after another just driving through downtown – love it!  We stopped by the Riverside...

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Hexham, England and Hadrians Wall

Vindolanda Roman ruins— archaeological dig Lilly at Hadrians Wall Today we started out in Hexham.  I slept well at the Beaumont Hotel. Nicely wheelchair accessible, big bathroom with lots of grab bars, shower bench setup is good, plenty of space around the beds, older...

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Edinburgh Castle—Hello Scotland!

I landed in Edinburgh, met up with Paul, Kiki and Steve of Euan’s guide (from the fabulous accessible review website!). My sister and I  toured Edinburgh Castle and the amazing Royal Mile.  It is smart to start at the castle because you just roll downhill all the way...

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