Category Archives: my travels

Items arising from occassional jaunts.

Islander by Patrick Barkham

Back on the 11th November I went to Shoreham for the AGM of the Sussex Wildlife Trust, and bought a copy of the guest speaker’s new book – Islander.  In it he tells wildlife, human and literary stories gathered and … Continue reading

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Butser Ancient Village – a September trip in the rain.

Butser Iron Age Village was an experiment several decades ago, the beginnings of experimental archaeology.  Trying to build, grow and live as ancient folk may have.  It has been on three, perhaps 4 separate sites, and now goes beyond and … Continue reading

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Cardiff Trip

We had cause to visit Cardiff – Jackie had a morning meeting – so we went for five days.  Using this trip to relate miles out and days stayed, if we ever go to New Zealand we’d have to stay … Continue reading

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Straw High-rise in fields

Have you noticed the shift from short cylindrical bales of straw scattered across harvested fields to tall stacks of cuboid bales?  And why do the farmers build them that way?  I met a chap in Hull who watched a tractor … Continue reading

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More Yorkshire Art

This blog has been going on and on, so this is the last of our August trip to Yorkshire – a little compressed. After leaving Hull we spent time at Cartwright Hall in Bradford where a new Hockney gallery has … Continue reading

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Moved by a bridge, and some beer.

A day in central Hull started with a trip on the new Scale Lane swing bridge.  Its a tourist thing – no barge was coming but they open and close thew bridge whilst people stand on it.  That’s the kind … Continue reading

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Daytrip to York

Park and Ride made getting into York easy and much quicker than the bus.  We drove north and west from Hull, skirting Beverley and climbing over the Downs, sorry, Wolds before dropping into the Vale of York at Market Weighton. … Continue reading

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