The Travels Page

 

Welcome to the collection of stories from our travels

 “Baby boomers”, “empty nesters”, “silver surfers”, call us what you will. We travel, when we can and where we can.

Maybe it's just a local day trip, enjoying a meal and a walk by a canal. Perhaps it's a long haul to Hermanus, or a quick week in Switzerland. Wherever it may be we enjoy finding places where we can do the out of the ordinary.

Life is a journey. We aim to enjoy it in nice places, eating good food. Join us on some of our travels.

Where do we Travel?

Living in England we take the opportunities we can make to see this land where we have made our home.

Family and roots take us to southern Africa from time to time.

Europe is a big attraction for an odd week or weekend away.

When do we travel?

Preferably when there are no tourists and holidaying families.

How do we travel?

At home we are not above spending a few hours in the car just to go somewhere different. The train is a good plan too, sometimes, especially when London is a short train ride away.

Budget airlines do feature, but thoughts are moving to more trains!

 

 

Our Travels

Camden - cranes and trees and boats in a view from a Camden Market Pub

Camden Cranes & Boats

Camden - cranes and boats. And a tree. The view from a pub in Camden Market looking at new developments contrasting with the boats & stalls.

Artistic Station Sign at Marble Arch Underground Station in London

Artistic Marble Arch

Travelling on the Underground in London I spotted this artistic Marble Arch station sign. A different approach welcoming us to Marble Arch.

After the Party Glanmire Under a Full Moon

We arrived back at our Airbnb in Glanmire to see this incredible view, looking towards Cork over the Glanmire Valley under a full moon.

St Colmans Cathedral dominates the skyline at Cobh in Ireland

St Colman’s Cathedral in Cobh, Ireland

As you approach the town of Cobh, across the waters of Cork Harbour, St Colman's Cathedral totally dominates the skyline.

Golden hour Reflections in Camden Lock

Camden Lock Reflections in the Canal

Golden hour and we are in Camden Market after a great London day trip. What better way to end the day than a drink overlooking the canal.

Espresso Coffee with Bretts Own Brews in the Crazy Summer of 2019

Crazy Summer of 2019 – One To Remember

Summer of 2019 was crazy. Working with BoB's coffe rook us to places we wouldn't normally have gone. Music, mud and rain and fun. And work.

Bretts Own Brews at Holistic Harborough

Coffee at Holistic Harborough

We tag along with Bretts Own Brews' "Betty" mobile coffee shop at Holistic Harborough in The Square at Market Harborough.

Just coffee and good food across 3 UK counties on a day trip

Coffee and Good Food – A 3 County Saturday

Call it a tour of the neighbourhood. It started out as a quick drive to check out a bakery and have some coffee. It ended up as a three county tour, featuring coffee and...

Switzerland. Our trip to Switzerland in 2018.

Our Switzerland Itinerary

Our travel itinerary always develops as we go. Here's our itinerary for our trip to Switzerland in 2018. Not the usual tourist route!

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