Le Chic En Rose

Diaries of an independent traveller

Last year I wrote a couple of posts about my trip to the UK at the end of August/early September (see here and here). Whilst most of the two weeks was spent up in Yorkshire visiting my family, I enjoyed a couple of days in London with my daughter, Mlle, before she headed off to …

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I’ve just been collating all the posts I’ve done over the years from London (see here). I have a few photos to add, which were taken on my last visit to London at the end of August/September 2022. Most of the time I was up in Yorkshire visiting my family but did have a couple …

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I visited the UK at the end of August for just over a couple of weeks to see my family. With the Covid pandemic and closed borders, this was the first time that I’d ventured overseas in 3 and a half years. Most of the time was spent up in Yorkshire where my family live. …

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A pleasant ferry ride across the Puget Sound from Seattle Docks, Bainbridge Island, is a popular destination for a day trip from the city and a magnet for tourists visiting the area. We went on a Sunday, which was quite busy, but not unpleasantly so. Perhaps the lingering smoke haze from the nearby wildfires in …

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As I said in my first post about Seattle (Part 1 here), our plans were derailed somewhat by an untimely dose of flu, which meant I spent a couple of days in bed. In the afternoon of our first day there we did manage to visit the Klondike Gold Museum which is situated near Pioneer …

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Sorting through old photos on the computer recently, I came across some pictures of our Seattle trip back in August 2018 (see here and here for the previous posts about the rest of the trip in Canada and Alaska). At the end of our travels in Alaska, we flew down to Seattle from Fairbanks (just …

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Just to finish off my series of posts on our trip down to Denmark (Western Australia), here are some photos I didn’t include in earlier articles but which I wanted to share. We stayed in the settlement of Shadforth, which is a few kilometres out of Denmark town centre. The road out of town wends …

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A few of the friendly locals we used to see each night as we drove back from town up the hill to our accomodation in Shadforth .The kangaroos were very tame – obviously must be used to tourists as well as locals passing by! Copyright Β© 2021 Rosemary Thomas Le Chic En Rose. All rights …

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There are so many beautiful coastal walks and recreation spots dotted along the coast near Denmark (Western Australia). One place highly recommended by our daughter Mlle (see here for her guest post) was the beautiful William Bay National Park, about half an hour’s drive out of town to the west. The two best-known attractions are …

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Lunch overlooking a lake, beautiful food platters and delicious wines – it was worth the slightly bumpy road down to The Lake House nestling in the rolling countryside of Shadforth on the hill above Denmark. The recent winter rains (we were there in early August) had damaged the unsealed road further – no fault of …

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