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Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Madame Muriel goes to the Far East...

... of England LOL!


Just a fly-by post today, Madame Muriel will be updating you all with her latest adventures and plans for her next destination.

Do other countries celebrate their extremities in this way?  Apart from Cape Horn I couldn't actually name a single other cardinal point in another country.  Whereas I expect most people will know Land's End and John O'Groats.  Or that just my Anglo-centrinicity coming out again?!!

12 comments:

cucki said...

aww she is having so much fun..
love for you xx

Fee said...

That is amazing, I was born in Norwich and had no idea Lowestoft is the Uk's most easterly point! Where have I been all these years!

Thank you Muriel and Muriel's Mummy!

Fee.x

C in DC said...

Thank you for taking good care of Madame Muriel. I can't wait to see where she goes next.

gracie said...

Oh where oh where has the little lady gone?

Southpaw Stitcher said...

I've only visited one extreme directional point in the US: the southernmost point in the 48 contiguous states at Key West, FL, and they do have a marker there.

Anna van Schurman said...

The only reason I've ever heard of John O'Groats is that there was a restaurant in Los Angeles by that name. It wasn't Scottish.

If you check the wikipedia page for U.K. extreme points, you will find, as in the U.S., most of the places are in outlying out of the way areas. That is, Land's End and John O'Groats aren't actually the most extreme extremes.

Giovanna said...

Fun pictures! I have no idea where Italy's extremes are... the southernmost point is probably a little rocky island in the Mediterranean which is further south than the northernmost point of Africa.

Julie said...

I have an aunt in Lowestoft! I seem to remember we went to one in Wales many years ago with the kiddywinks were small?

Rachael G said...

I am terrible when trying to remember where places are even when they are well known !!

Nicola said...

You will have to come and visit us on the Lizard Peninsula which is the most southerly point in the UK.

Nicola said...

You will have to come and visit us on the Lizard Peninsula which is the most southerly point in the UK.

♥ Nia said...

In Portugal we have Cabo da Roca, the westernmost extent of Portugal and Europe! :)

Wikipedia in english: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cabo_da_Roca
Image: http://actiontur.selfip.com/html/images/Fotos/Rotator/cabo_da_roca.jpg