Monthly Archives: November 2014

Bright Lights, Big City

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We are both now in central London – well the van is out near Epping, which is as close as we can get because our van doesn’t qualify to get into the Emission Zone. This means a 40 minute trip on the tube which wouldn’t be too difficult, except for the fact there is engineering works this weekend which are… Read more »

Reedham Ferry

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As I left Reedham, I was surprised that the sat nav asked my if I wanted to avoid a ferry. I was interested what this entailed so as it as just down the road went to investigate. A tiny little thing, a squeeze to get the van onto, but charming nonetheless. It seems that you HAVE to take a picture… Read more »

The Humber Bridge, Lincolnshire Wolds, and The Wash

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Spent the whole day driving, weather not particularly inspiring, fog through most of Yorkshire, turning nicer once across the Humber Bridge and into the Lincolnshire Wolds. Not much to see in these parts, apart from the countryside, which deserves a more considered visit. Alas it was not being all that photogenic today, so I was stuck in driving mode. Again… Read more »

Robin Hood’s Bay to Ravenscar

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Skipping on down the coat now, need to make some progress, but keen to see what some of these parts have to offer in the way of scenery. I have been here before, Whitby not all that many years ago, but only on flying visits, much like this one. I’ve not stopped his time, just passing through, maybe pulling over… Read more »

The Cheviot Hills

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Mel went off early to the station to catch the train back to Somerset. Work needs to be finished and sent off before Christmas, so she’ll join me again next week for a few days in London. That leaves me to wander south over the next few days and scout out some other interesting places to visit on future trips…. Read more »

Bamburgh to Seahouses

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A find day throughout, so we made the most and set out along the lovely sandy beach, past the impressive Bamburgh Castle, towards the town of Seahouses. Bamburgh is gentrified, whereas Seahouses is more kiss me quick, but not too bad. Fortunately there was coffee and cake, rejected at the first establishment, but welcomed at the second, a whopping great… Read more »

An English Sunrise

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As the day started wet, we decided to head back into Edinburgh and do a bit more of the art. The Scottish National Portrait Gallery was interesting, particularly the exhibition about the Great War. By the time we’d lunched, we only had time to wander down Dundas Street which is home to some fancier art galleries, but I can’t say… Read more »


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Back to the coast again for the evening and the town of Dunbar. A pretty little harbour and people lot surfing the waves rolling into Belhaven Bay and the lovely sandy beach. We walked out along the beach and back, and around the town, harbour and cliffs, as well as the obligatory coffee and cake stop. At the harbour is… Read more »