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Bucket List Travels

We’ve all heard of Bucket Lists, the things you’d like to do before your time is up.  I’d imagine most of us have thought about places we’d like to visit if funds weren’t an issue; the lottery win whistle stop tour of the world.  Most of you will have other ideas, or won’t share my choices, but unless you know what they are, how would you know?  Below are a few places I’d like to visit / see again.  On the whole they’re in no real order but the USA is far from a priority.

The Isle of Man during TT & Manx season.
The Scottish Islands.
Iceland – the Aurora Borealis.
New Zealand – Aurora Australis
Kielder Forest – Perseids/Leonids/Geminids/Orionids at the Observatory
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada – Visit friends
Giza, Egypt – Pyramids
Stonehenge, Wiltshire – Have another look.
Eiffel Tower, Paris – I didn’t know Carole when I went last.
Aricebo, Puerto Rico – Observatory
VLA, New Mexico
– Sit amongst the dishes.
Devil’s Tower, Wyoming, USA – Perseids/Leonids/Geminids/Orionids
Seoul, South Korea – Tech shopping.


I realise that a few of the above relates to astronomy.  Most will require us all getting a passport.  There will be some that aren’t wheelchair friendly, and some will necessitate a school absence.  The thing is, if you had the opportunity to see the above and missed out, you’d regret it for the rest of your afterlife.