This is a pictorial journal of the holiday that the Trundle Family took during the Sydney Olympics in the northern summer of 2000. We shot more than 550 chemical photos (not digital), however a much smaller set is shown here. We began in Paris after a brief stop in Singapore, but then drove into the country around Versailles, Mortagne au Perche, St Malo, Carnac, Tours. We eventually relocated to London, then hired another car and drove to Legoland, and caught up with relatives north of London. We also visited Stonehenge, Sherwood Forest, York, the Lakes, dodged a crippling petrol strike, wandered into Scotland, including Loch Lomond, the West Coast, Loch Ness, the Highlands (where we met friends). We drove around Ivan's old haunts in the Badenoch region, and visited Alexei's birthplace, Inverness. We sailed, played golf, rode horses, walked, and socialised. Flew back to London, and celebrated Ivan's birthday in both London and New York. New York was fabulous, and we enjoyed being tourists. We left New York for the West Coast and Anaheim (Disneyland and Universal Studios), staying in a luxury hotel in Los Angeles. What a great trip!

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Hadrian's Wall couldn't keep us out of Scotland
325 Hadrian's Wall couldn't keep us out of Scotland
You can see why - it is not as good as it used to be
326 You can see why - it is not as good as it used to be
In fact, you could say that we walked all over it
327 In fact, you could say that we walked all over it
Roman garrison at Housesteads - note the underfloor heating (Roman softies)
330 Roman garrison at Housesteads - note the underfloor heating (Roman softies)
Deserted motorway between London and Glasgow
331 Deserted motorway between London and Glasgow. Aah, what a blockade and petrol strike can do for tourism!
Alexei and Anna with Farry at Loch Lomond hotel stop
334 Alexei and Anna with Farry at Loch Lomond hotel stop
Farry is an old friend of Anne's (Pip's mother)
335 Farry is an old friend of Anne's (Pip's mother)
With Farry in the time-frozen village of Luss, Loch Lomond
337 With Farry in the time-frozen village of Luss, Loch Lomond [bonus pic]
Alexei's Jaguar? Farry was being too generous...
338 Alexei's Jaguar? Farry was being too generous...
...or is it Anna's Jaguar? Mind you, she would need a cushion
339 ...or is it Anna's Jaguar? Mind you, she would need a cushion.
We made it to Oban and the west coast
341 We made it to Oban and the west coast
This is on the way to Kingussie, across from Fort William
344 This is on the way to Kingussie, across from Fort William
Anna at Loch an Eilean - Monarch of the Glen country
348 Anna at Loch an Eilean - Monarch of the Glen country
Alexei the Scot
349 Alexei the Scot
Fairy Hotel, Loch an Eilean - near Aviemore
350 Fairy Hotel, Loch an Eilean - near Aviemore
Anna at Highland Guides
351 Anna at Highland Guides
All that is left now... And to think that the logo was all my own work
353 All that is left now... And to think that the logo was all my own work
Clare horse-riding Nikki just along the road
354 Clare horse-riding Nikki just along the road
Anna's turn. Doesn't she look the part?
356 Anna's turn. Doesn't she look the part?
Ivan, Anna, Caroline and Clare
357 Ivan, Anna, Caroline and Clare
Anna, Caroline and Clare
358 Anna, Caroline and Clare
Clare going for a 'walk' with Ivan and Caroline's boot
359 Clare going for a 'walk' with Ivan and Caroline's boot
The Sterritt's backyard, Kingussie
360 The Sterritt's backyard, Kingussie
Wes and Ivan went for a 'light jog' around all of this
362 Wes and Ivan went for a 'light jog' around all of this
Lunch at the Sterritts outside their northern log villa
364 Lunch at the Sterritts outside their northern log villa
High Range, Aviemore - and the Trundle's being entertained by Iain Craik Hudson esq
365 High Range, Aviemore - and the Trundle's being entertained by Iain Craik Hudson esq. [bonus pic]
Loch Ness didn't provide us with an opportunity to see Nessi
368 Loch Ness didn't provide us with an opportunity to see Nessi
Poor ol' Pip felt the cold as we drove to the West Coast
370 Poor ol' Pip felt the cold as we drove to the West Coast. Alexei, being baptised in the surf at Lochalsh, did not... [bonus pic of Anna]
Loch Maree, west coast. The midges are off to the left. And the right. And behind...
371 Loch Maree, west coast. The midges are off to the left. And the right. And behind...
Wendy, on the windy west coast, near Red Point
373 Wendy, on the windy west coast, near Red Point
Poolewe cabbages - they grow 'em big at the Inverewe Gardens
378 Poolewe cabbages - they grow 'em big at the Inverewe Gardens
Bison bonasus - the almost extinct european bison
382 Bison bonasus - the almost extinct european bison
Przewalski's horse - the only living true wild horse
384 Przewalski's horse - the only living true wild horse
Just follow the lynx... (sorry, awful pun)
390 Just follow the lynx... (sorry, awful pun)
Sus scrofa (wild boar) are hard to find behind all of the mud
394 Sus scrofa (wild boar) are hard to find behind all of the mud
Not particularly wild deer at the Highland Wildlife Park
395 Not particularly wild deer at the Highland Wildlife Park
Sailing on Loch Morlich was An Adventure
399 Sailing on Loch Morlich was An Adventure
Sailing into the sunset (almost)
400 Sailing into the sunset (almost)
Loch Morlich was its usual self - as was Cairngorm
401 Loch Morlich was its usual self - as was Cairngorm
At table 14, all was going well - the drinks were taking their toll
402 At table 14, all was going well - the drinks were taking their toll
Aaron and Finn were being tight-lipped here, but Alexei adopts a comfortable pose
403 Aaron and Finn were being tight-lipped here, but Alexei adopts a comfortable pose
Partying with Wes and Caroline at the local pub
404 Partying with Wes and Caroline at the local pub
Pool with the Sterritt clan
406 Pool with the Sterritt clan
Love the bunny slippers, Clare
408 Love the bunny slippers, Clare
Our last view of the Sterritt Lodge, and we were sad to say goodbye
409 Our last view of the Sterritt Lodge, and we were sad to say goodbye
The bloke who looks after Edinburgh Castle
410 The bloke who looks after Edinburgh Castle
Here he is (check the trousers) - a real bossy bloke, too - and all for a wee bit of marching about
412 Here he is (check the trousers) - a real bossy bloke, too - and all for a wee bit of marching about
The last time Pip and I saw the Edinburgh Flower Clock, it didn't have four cameras trained on it
413 The last time Pip and I saw the Edinburgh Flower Clock, it didn't have four cameras trained on it
Our qualified baggage handlers racing through Heathrow
416 Our qualified baggage handlers racing through Heathrow
Princess Anna granting an audience with Grace Green and Alexei Trundle in London
418 Princess Anna granting an audience with Grace Green and Alexei Trundle in London
The Thames, London: The Bridge That No-one Can Walk On, as designed by British engineers
419 The Thames, London: The Bridge That No-one Can Walk On, as designed by British engineers
The westward view from the top of St Pauls Dome
420 The westward view from the top of St Pauls Dome
Anna is checking out the rate of descent of paint flecks
422 Anna is checking out the rate of descent of paint flecks
A view from ground level
428 A view from ground level
At London's finest and best value Turkish restaurant with Helen and Vincent, who finally appeared
431 At London's finest and best value Turkish restaurant with Helen and Vincent, who finally appeared
Our hosts in Stoke Newington, Penny and Bill, both looking just as they always do, and have done so
432 Our hosts in Stoke Newington, Penny and Bill, both looking just as they always do, and have done so
Brother Vincent sharing a joke (most likely)
433 Brother Vincent sharing a joke (most likely)
As you can see, neither Vincent or Helen have acclimatised to the English heat
434 As you can see, neither Vincent or Helen have acclimatised to the English heat
Ambleside Steamboat Museum had a terrific collection of old boats
436 Birthday breakfast for those who share the same birthdate. Might be twins, except that I am taller. [bonus pic]
Anna Katarina Rachmaninof tinkling the ivories in the music room. The floor rug carefully disguises where the piano nearly fell through.
438 Anna Katarina Rachmaninof tinkling the ivories in the music room. The floor rug carefully disguises where the piano nearly fell through.

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