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

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.

Blogging from an Android phone

5 Key Travel Hardware Items (Travel Computing Part 1)

Travel hardware for your holiday blogging and photos? You need a laptop, right? Wrong. There are better, cheaper ways to do it. And they may surprise you.

Umhlanga Rocks viewed from the beach towards Durban

Durban Holiday 2016 – Umhlanga Rocks

Our holiday at La Lucia Sands in Umhlanga, north of Durban. Umhlanga Rocks has always been a popular beach holiday destination.

Cocktails at the Lighthouse Bar at the Oyster Box Hotel in Umhlanga Rocks

Cocktail Time at the Lighthouse

Cocktail time. After our high tea at the Oyster Box in Umhlanga we paid a visit to the Lighthouse Bar. Great cocktails and good service. Stay and eat eat if you like – the...

Durban Holiday 2016 – a Weekend Away – Shelley Beach and the Oribi Gorge

Contents:Shelly BeachOribi GorgeBack to Durban via Ramsgate – The Blue Lagoon & Old MemoriesDurban Beach and Umhlanga Shelly Beach The next Stage Of our Durban trip. The start is in the Durban Holiday 2016...

Nice place to park your bike!

Nice place to park your bike! Must be tricky when you want to go for a ride. Seen at Leopar Rock Chalets & Restaurant in the Oribi Gorge.

Durban Holiday 2016

Contents:Durban Holiday 2016 – HillcrestHillcrestEating Out in HillcrestShongweni Farmers MarketWould you stay in Hillcrest?   Durban Holiday 2016 – Hillcrest Just an hour from the airport. I am sitting at Oscar’s in Hillcrest with...

St Michaels-on-Sea Beach

St Michaels-on-Sea Beach View

The view from a friend's deck of the river mouth at the St Michaels on Sea beach. The river forms the border between Shelly Beach and St Michaels.

Morning on an empty beach at Umhlanga Rocks

Morning on an Empty Beach

Morning on an empty beach with just the sound of the surf. Look closely and there's a city on the horizon. Just nice to be alone on the beach.

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