UK Trip – Januar 2012

In January I visited the UK. I wanted to visit my various family members, and to take Juliane to meet them too. And I needed a new passport. And I had to be in Southampton to work on a cruise ship.

So Juliane and I hired a car for a week, and caught up with everything we wanted and needed. It’s fun to return to places I used to live, over 20 years ago. Ah… memories…

To get ready for our 5 week trip around Africa, I carried my 60D camera and Juliane carried my old 500D camera. We can swap lenses and other gear, and take photos of each other, and help each other out. As it happens, 15 of the 64 photos below were taken by Juliane, though I selected and edited them. Can you tell which ones?

UK trip – January 2012

UK trip - January 2012: Waiting in the airport.

Waiting in the airport.

UK trip - January 2012: Old mill in Nidderdale.

Old mill in Nidderdale.

UK trip - January 2012: How Steen Gorge.

How Steen Gorge.

UK trip - January 2012: How Steen Gorge.

UK trip - January 2012: How Steen Gorge.

UK trip - January 2012: Statue at How Steen Gorge.

Statue at How Steen Gorge.

UK trip - January 2012: Walking down How Steen Gorge.

Walking down How Steen Gorge.

UK trip - January 2012: Bridge crossing.

Bridge crossing.

UK trip - January 2012: Tom Tailor's Cavern.

Tom Tailor’s Cavern.

UK trip - January 2012: A barn I slept in many times as a child. That sounds strange, but I had a strange childhood.

A barn I slept in many times as a child. That sounds strange, but I had a strange childhood.

UK trip - January 2012: Flooded playground in Pately Bridge.

Flooded playground in Pately Bridge.

UK trip - January 2012: Durham Cathedral.

Durham Cathedral.

UK trip - January 2012: Harry Potter was 'ere.

Harry Potter was ‘ere.

UK trip - January 2012: On the roof of Durham Cathedral.

On the roof of Durham Cathedral.

UK trip - January 2012: On the roof of Durham Cathedral.

UK trip - January 2012: On the roof of Durham Cathedral.

UK trip - January 2012: Durham Cathedral.

Durham Cathedral.

UK trip - January 2012: The Angel of the North.

The Angel of the North.

UK trip - January 2012: Group photo at the Angel of the North.

Group photo at the Angel of the North.

UK trip - January 2012: It's made of metal.

It’s made of metal.

UK trip - January 2012: The Pennine Way in Teesdale.

The Pennine Way in Teesdale.

UK trip - January 2012: Taking photos of waterfalls.

Taking photos of waterfalls.

UK trip - January 2012: Taking photos of the sun.

Taking photos of the sun.

UK trip - January 2012: Don't rock the bridge!

Don’t rock the bridge!

UK trip - January 2012: Sheep in the sun.

Sheep in the sun.

UK trip - January 2012: I went to school here in 1989 to 1991.

I went to school here in 1989 to 1991.

UK trip - January 2012: It's a very small school with only 20 pupils in two classes.

It’s a very small school with only 20 pupils in two classes.

UK trip - January 2012: Forest of Teesdale School.

Forest of Teesdale School.

UK trip - January 2012: Forest of Teesdale School.

UK trip - January 2012: I lived here in 1989 and 1990.

I lived here in 1989 and 1990.

UK trip - January 2012: Sheep!

Sheep!

UK trip - January 2012: I lived here in 1989 and 1990.

I lived here in 1989 and 1990.

UK trip - January 2012: More sheep!

More sheep!

UK trip - January 2012: High Force.

High Force.

UK trip - January 2012: Filming for the International Juggler video.

Filming for the International Juggler video.

UK trip - January 2012: At High Force.

At High Force.

UK trip - January 2012: Danger!

Danger!

UK trip - January 2012: Walking in the sun in Teesdale.

Walking in the sun in Teesdale.

UK trip - January 2012: I lived in this house in Middleton-in-Teesdale from 1991 to 1997.

I lived in this house in Middleton-in-Teesdale from 1991 to 1997.

UK trip - January 2012: This is funny only to Germans who remember a Loriot sketch.

This is funny only to Germans who remember a Loriot sketch.

UK trip - January 2012: Or, as it happens, mis-remember a Loriot sketch.

Or, as it happens, mis-remember a Loriot sketch.

UK trip - January 2012: The Bowes Museum in Barnard Castle.

The Bowes Museum in Barnard Castle.

UK trip - January 2012: The Bowes Museum in Barnard Castle.

UK trip - January 2012: The Bowes Museum in Barnard Castle.

UK trip - January 2012: The Bowes Museum in Barnard Castle.

UK trip - January 2012: I worked at this school in 1998 and 1999.

I worked at this school in 1998 and 1999.

UK trip - January 2012: The setting of a clip from my Rocky video act.

The setting of a clip from my Rocky video act.

UK trip - January 2012: Barnard Castle in Barnard Castle.

Barnard Castle in Barnard Castle.

UK trip - January 2012: Barnard Castle in Barnard Castle.

UK trip - January 2012: Barnard Castle in Barnard Castle.

UK trip - January 2012: In Barnard Castle, a historic market town.

In Barnard Castle, a historic market town.

UK trip - January 2012: Barnard Castle in Barnard Castle.

Barnard Castle in Barnard Castle.

UK trip - January 2012: When sorting through the gear in my parent's attic, I found some juggling trophies. This is the IJA People's Coice Award from 2004, won by me.

When sorting through the gear in my parent’s attic, I found some juggling trophies. This is the IJA People’s Coice Award from 2004, won by me.

UK trip - January 2012: RIT 2005 games prizes. I'm not quite sure why I flew these trophies home.

RIT 2005 games prizes. I’m not quite sure why I flew these trophies home.

UK trip - January 2012: Rae family in the car.

Rae family in the car.

UK trip - January 2012: Uncle and niece.

Uncle and niece.

UK trip - January 2012: Uncle and niece.

UK trip - January 2012: Invisible nephew.

Invisible nephew.

UK trip - January 2012: Waiting in the hospital.

Waiting in the hospital.

UK trip - January 2012: Family gathering in the hospital (iPhone photo).

Family gathering in the hospital (iPhone photo).

UK trip - January 2012: While in the hospital I checked my height. Turns out I'm 185cm tall. Or 6' 1

While in the hospital I checked my height. Turns out I’m 185cm tall. Or 6′ 1″, in old money.

UK trip - January 2012: Quick photo with my sister.

Quick photo with my sister.

UK trip - January 2012: I ended the trip with a cruise to Barcelona and Athens.

I ended the trip with a cruise to Barcelona and Athens.

UK trip - January 2012: Flying home.

Flying home.