Europe 1958

My first trip to Europe was with the Canadian Youth Hostel Association while I was still in High School

That’s me standing in front of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford on Avon, England.

Summer of 1958 the folks sent me to Europe with the Canadian Youth Hostel Association. It was supposed to be a tour of the British Isles by bicycle lasting 6 weeks. It was almost cancelled because only two people registered for it but the decision was made to proceed with the trip.

It must have made a big impression on me because 55 years later I remember it clearly and think about it often.

These images are scanned from Kodachrome color slides which have lain around all these years collecting dirt and dust and fading. I have tried to clean them up a bit.