Monday, 29 September 2014

Wycombe Museum

Wycombe museum is housed in this lovely old building

They currently have a very good World War I exhibition

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Derby Railway Sheds 3


Don't worry, this is the last Derby Railway Sheds post
Our lunchtime venue beckoned and we passed the Midland Railway Institute...

Then a few of these old streets...

To get to The Brunswick Inn where they had 40 cask ales available
We couldn't believe that they had hacked a chunk out of this beam to give the darts players a bit more room to fly their arrows 
When we dragged ourselves away from the pub we got back to Etches Park and found they had named an engine in honour of the event

Saturday, 20 September 2014

Derby Railway Sheds 2

I won't show you any more trains because you'll get bored, won't you?
There were some splendid model layouts there...

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Derby Railway Sheds

If you're not keen on trains - look away now!
On Saturday we went to Derby with UK Railtours where the Etches Park depot was open to the public for the first time.
Here's our train arriving at Luton Parkway station.

This is what the same train looks like in the maintenance shed.
Well, it's almost the same train and it's a bit cleaner too

Lots of engines on show...

Sunday, 14 September 2014

Cruising around the UK - Last Post!

The view from the restaurant overlooking St.Peter Port harbour.
From here we sailed home to Portsmouth.
We thoroughly recommend the cruise and we enjoyed every minute.
Thank you for coming on the journey with us!

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Cruising around the UK - Last stop Guernsey

The fast catamaran arriving in St.Peter Port 

Our tender waiting to take us ashore

St.Peter Port

Voyager once again moored offshore

Sunday, 7 September 2014

Cruising around the UK - Eden Project

Giant bee, around 15 feet long

In the 'hot house'

Titan Arum Lily
Flowers very rarely and smells like rotting flesh - nice...

Couple more of the MANY photos taken

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Cruising around the UK - Falmouth

Falmouth was our penultimate port of call.
Rather a nice morning to wake up to...

From Falmouth we had opted to re-visit The Eden Project

Monday, 1 September 2014

Cruising around the UK - Scilly Isles - St,Mary's

Back from Tresco and on St.Mary's for the afternoon

An old haunt of ours for a quick 'shandy stop'

St.Mary's church - on St.Mary's - where Harold Wilson is buried

Voyager moored offshore

Two slightly smaller boats moored offshore