Dear readers you find me in Preston, Lancashire, UK. I am heading north to Lancaster and then on to Morecambe on the beautiful Morecambe Bay. We’re now in the long stretch of the short, blink and you miss them days, so I’m making the most of every opportunity to get out into whatever sunshine is on offer. On the next leg, the day unfolds.
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Out and about today, making the most of the daylight before Winter’s icy hands get a grip on things and the long, languid days fade until the fresh buds of next spring. The destination for today is North Wales, Beaumaris on Angelsey to be exact. It’s a train and bus exploration so it will be interesting. It will also involve cake, coffee etc at some point.
So the morning finds me enjoying the pleasures of Manchester’s Piccadilly station. The posh one that handles the trains from somewhere called That London and other south facing places. I’m awaiting the arrival of my Welsh correspondent, Gareth the G-Man. It’s not the busiest of mornings on the station but there’s enough going on to entertain the idle observer. Well you join me now at the end of what has […]
The day had been going well, however a couple of transport glitches means I’m at Oxenholme station waiting for a train down to Lancaster. No point in getting ratty about it, it is what it is. Anyway there’s something a bit magical about a railway out in the countryside in the evening. The local wildlife begins to take over the station as those dratted humans beggar off out of the […]
Do you ever get one of those days, one where no matter what you try you just can’t settle to get anything done. I’ve had one today, my cure for this transient mental fluffyness is to go out of the house somewhere so I did. I ended up in Warrington, it’s only a short train ride away so I wasn’t going to lose too much of the day to pondering. […]
It’s Saturday and I’m on my travels. The railways are still like playing roulette but you have to make the effort. The current plan is to Lancaster by train then the Lakes Rover bus ticket onwards, a bit of bet hedging coming into play there. After a flurry of cancellations things seem to have settled down so let’s see what the day brings. Things have settled down and trains are […]