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

Sunset in the Mountains

In the mountains it is easy to forget, until you get there, that the sun effectively goes down behind the mountains well before the proper sunset. A few clouds or vapour trails, and a...

Sundown at Camden Market

A little visit to London. Camden Market at sundown - it's always a great place to visit and nice to sit in one of the pubs as the day turns into evening.

Perroy – Hello Switzerland!

A few photos from Perroy Beach in Switzerland. Our flight's approach offered glimpses of the lake. Now here we were enjoying the sun on Lake Geneva.

Clouds over Lake Geneva at Perroy

Clouds over Switzerland

Photos from a trip to Switzerland. Interesting clouds over lake Geneva and the mountains, catching the sunset. And the fork at Vevey.

Weekly Photo: Edge of the World – On the Cliff Tops

Like the edge of the world. A photo Taken near the lighthouse on Caldey Island, a short boat ride from Tenby in Pembrokeshire.

Umhlanga Rocks Lighthouse on the kwaZulu-Natal coast, South Africa

Weekly Photo: Lighthouse – Umhlanga Rocks

The Lighthouse at Umhlanga Rocks, taken from the Lighthouse Bar in the Oyster Box Hotel.

Fort de Brescu Lighthouse at Cap d'Agde in France

Lighthouse Fort de Brescu

The lighthouse on Fort de Brescu off Cap d'Agde in France. We took a day trip and did a boat trip which went around the island.

Westminster Abbey in London

Being London Tourists

Starting with a family wedding in May, the spring and summer have been filled with activities. Now i’m trying to catch up. Here’s part 1. From home we can be anywhere in London in...

Hook Norton Brewery in Black and White

Weekly Photo: Hook Norton Brewery

Hook Norton Brewery. I did a tour of the brewery with an overseas based friend. A great day out and very interesting. The brewery is an interesting mix of old and new. The Photo...

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