Sunday, 31 March 2013

Geddington 2

Geddington has one of the last remaining Eleanor Crosses
This appears to be an old 'lock-up'?
We MAY have gone in The Star public house
The bridge of the River Ise is a Grade 2 listed building
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Friday, 29 March 2013

Geddington 1

Late last year on our way to our narrowboat, we called in to the village of Geddington.
Here's the church (obviously!)
My usual stained glass window photo
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Wednesday, 27 March 2013


A while ago we had some business to conduct at Principality Building Society.
We thought we would go to our nearest branch rather than deal with it by post.
The nearest branch to Redbourn is...Shrewsbury.
As it happened, there was a £10 'go anywhere' deal on London Midland Trains so we went by rail.
Here's the rather grand station...
The library
Buildings opposite the library
Town square - Principality Building Society is on the right if you need to know
A really excellent wine merchant we found
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Monday, 25 March 2013

Madeira - Last Days

A very wet start to one of our last days
How did they do this? (Carefully, perhaps?)
Then the sun shone...
Then the clouds came in...
Funchal airport
You can see the degree markings for the wing flaps - wonder what it should have been?
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Saturday, 23 March 2013

Madeira - Levada Walk 2

This is a very good walk we did from the HPB (Holiday Property Bond) site including a section along a levada, which are the irrigation channels running past the farms.
The levada is on the right.
One of the sluices which allow water to flow to the fields.
The bailiff allows each farm water around every 13 days in the summer - 'off peak' water is freely available.
Emerging from a tunnel which carried the levada through a mountain.
I guess this is a scarecrow?
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Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Monday, 18 March 2013

Madeira Mandolin Orchestra

We went to their concert in "The English Church" one evening.
The youngest performer was six years old.
It was all very good - video clip(s) to follow next...don't go away!
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Sunday, 17 March 2013

Madeira - Camara de Lobos 4

It's very picturesque here so I've no problem with posting a few more photos...
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Friday, 15 March 2013

Madeira - Camara de Lobos 3

This is the fish restaurant - Vila do Peixe - which I mentioned earlier
Blackboards listing the fish on offer with the prices per kilo
Pick the one you want and they slice, weigh and give you a price.
Don't know what they would say if you said, "No"!
Very nice place - thoroughly recommended
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Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Madeira - Camara de Lobos 2

Looking back towards the village from the sea wall
One for the art gallery?

              Church of São Sebastião

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