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

Just Rocks and Sea at hermanus

Rocks and Sea on the South African Coast

Rocks and sea. One of those things you can just sit and watch all day. The sea breaking on the rocks. Posted on Instagram http://ift.tt/2mC2NRx – @hairy1travels.

Rough Seas at St Leonards Beach

Stormy Seas at St Leonards-on-Sea

Being in the area with a few hours of winter daylight left, we took a drive to Hastings, where we found ourselves at St Leonards beach on a windy afternoon after storm Eleanor.

Robertsbridge, East Sussex 

Robertsbridge in East Sussex. An interesting little English village near Hastings and near the site of the 1066 Battle of Hastings.

Gone to the beach.

Gone to the Beach

It's a survival thing. As the winter winds, rain and snow come in. As we scrape the ice off the car in the morning. It's time to plan for the year 2018. How can...

So that was 2017

That Was 2017

That was 2017. A busy and fun year for us. Here it is, all summed up in glorious Colour photos. Have a look at the blog for the bigger stories.

Frankfurt Christmas Market in Birmingham

A Birmingham Christmas Weekend

Contents:Birmingham Christmas WeekendFrankfurt German MarketFinding WhiskyCocktails – The Lost and FoundChinese Dinner – Chung YingOvertonesTrying to Go HomeA Good Weekend Break Birmingham Christmas Weekend Our Birmingham Christmas weekend trip, actually a couple of weeks...

Waiting For A Train in the golden hour.

Waiting For A Train

Sitting on a station platform waiting for a train a little after golden hour one morning. The view made an interesting photo. Come and see.

Durban Beachfront Bay of Plenty

Durban Beachfront

Over time the Durban Beachfront has evolved and changed. On our trip it was still a great place to drop in for breakfast in sight of the sea.

Durban skyline from the beach near the ski-boat club

Durban Skyline from the Ski-Boat Club

Durban skyline from the ski-boat club near the harbour entrance, under a dramatic sky. It was a grey day but a bit of help from Snapseed improved the view 😊   We spent a...

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