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Switzerland Part 2 (Laupen)

Walked to visit Richard and Edith. Talked literature with Richard, great to do.

He drove me to the Loewen, got my stuff into the car and drove to bahnhof
Train 14:12 to Schaffhousen, then to Zürich, to Bern, to Laupen…
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Germany Part 2

During the day, Peter took me to a nature walk and African art complex in the next province. Wonderful to walk and look at the birds and the water, lakes. A lookout tower of wood. Met the folks from the…
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Switzerland Part 1 and Germany Part 1

HI all,

I'm posting a longer blog here to give you the flavor of what I'm doing. It is excerpts from my journal for the last couple of days. 

The upcoming part of the tour is very packed. I play…
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Dorking Days 2

I took a LONG walk (about 4 hours up and back, maybe 6 or 7 miles total) with John and Lizann to Leith Hill Tower overlooking the valley that Dorking nestles in.

As an aside, this is a SHORT walk…
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Two Shows in London

Alan took me to the train station at Axminster on Thursday. The train ride to London was easy, except that I never got the message that the coach I was in wasn't going to open its doors at my station…
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Devon Days

Out the window of the train that brought me into Taunton, where Alan met me, I saw dramatic evidence of the flooding that has crippled large part of the West country of England. The photos (click here) are not a…
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Beer show (the village, not the beverage)

I played to another great crowd in the tiny fishing village of Beer on the Devon coast. Old friend, Alan West, and friends did an opening set. Besides Alan and regular singing/writing partner, Steve Black (Blackie), they had two great…
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Rothesay show plus castles and more

I arrived on the Isle of Bute by ferry from Wemyss bay about 4P on Saturday. Richard Snape, the promoter, met me and took me to the venue. It is St Paul's Hall, in the back of St Paul's church…
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Edinburgh show and Dunsinane Hill

The show last night went very well. I played at the Royal Oak, a small downstairs pub in the center of Edinburgh. The place was pretty full, though that didn't take more than about 20. Some folks were at my…
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Iain Anderson and BBC Scotland play Hugh Moffatt

Iain Anderson has an eclectic radio show out of Edinburgh that runs several nights a week from 10P to 1A. It has a loyal following among the Scottish Night Owls, of whom there are a few.

Iain has been playing…
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Fun with John and Lizann

I'm staying in the little village of Westcott, part of the slightly less little village of Dorking, south of London, with Lizann and John Peppard. Followers of my former adventures may recognize that John and I are longtime co-writers, sort…
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Arrival in London

I arrived in London today. Beautiful weather. John (Peppard) met me and took me to his home.

I ran into a Buddhist monk from Thailand at the airport in Chicago. Bright orange robe. Striking. He didn't speak much English, so…