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

Big Cheshire sky one spring morning.

Big Cheshire Sky

Big Cheshire SkyA beautiful spring morning in Cheshire, looking over a golf course at Mottram Hall Hotel in Macclesfield. I stayed in Macclesfield on a trip. As I was leaving the hotel I was...

Breaking waves on the beach

Breaking Waves

Breaking waves on a beach. On holiday it can be great to just sit in the sun and watch the waves break on the beach. Check this out.

Blue Skies and a Beach

Blue Skies and a Beach

Blue skies and blue sea. On a warm coast. Just the cure for bleak English winter weather. These were taken on the beach in kwaZulu Natal in South Africa.

Brook Bay and Chalk Cliffs - Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight in Summer Perhaps

Brook Bay And Chalk Cliffs Source: Brook Bay And Chalk Cliffs on the Isle of Wight on my pixels.com gallery. Thinking about our travel plans for 2017. Here’s a picture of Brook Bay on...

One from Santorini – a place I need to go back to.

Santorini MemoryContents:Santorini MemoryPhotography & TechnicalThis Post on InstagramBuy Santorini Art So January has been a ridiculously crowded and busy month. Nothing unusual, actually. It just means that there are a couple of posts sitting...

Sundowner time on the beach

At The End Of The Day on a Beach

At the end of the day on holiday on a beach at Sandown on the Isle of Wight a couple of years ago. We found a cafe and enjoyed the last of the daylight...

Tenby in Pembrokeshire, Wales under clouds

Tenby Under Clouds / 500px

Source: Tenby Under Clouds / 500px Tenby in Pembrokeshire Tenby in Pembrokeshire is perhaps my favourite seaside holiday spot in the UK. It’s one of those places where you can choose central accommodation, park...

That was 2016

2016 HighlightsContents:2016 HighlightsTravelsVilanculosNerjaDurbanThe UKStratford-upon-Avon River FestivalBrackley Festival of MotorcyclingPhoto ShootsBirmingham German MarketPhotographyHeading for 2017 2016 Highlights. Somehow it’s always easy to remember the plans that went wrong, and the tough parts. Bute here are...

Birmingham German Market – Christmas Time!

Christmas is close when the Christmas markets start. For us the Birmingham German Market is the big event. For 2016 we stayed over and enjoyed it.

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