Category Archives: Real Ale

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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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Spurn Point.

A sunny day for a slow drive east towards Spurn Point.  We paused at the village of Paull to look west up the Humber towards Hull. Saltend oil terminal is nearest, Hull is just the soft blur beyond.  The upright … Continue reading

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Going to Hull and more.

We left Brighton about 7am with Marian driving and Jackie navigating – a route we had planned carefully several days earlier, mainly avoiding motorways once north of London and the Dartford crossing.  Arrived on the outskirts of Lincoln about 11am … Continue reading

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Three days in an open top car.

Day 1: Horsham to Burley via Hinton Ampner and  Winchester.  South to the A272 – a delightful road on motorbike (I had one once, and 50 mph on a winding but broad road feels great) or in open-top car.  One … Continue reading

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Day trip to Beachy Head and Eastbourne

We took a bus to Eastbourne, the 13X which goes across the Country Park of Seven Sisters.  Got off at Beachy Head, high on the chalk overlooking the English Channel, and, as we walked east, Eastbourne itself.  Beautiful sunny day … Continue reading

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London trip and UEA reunion

UEA is the University of East Anglia, I was there between 1968 and 1971, amongst the first intake of undergraduates.  The school of Environmental Science was established the year before so this is its 50th anniversary.  Thus the 7 pm … Continue reading

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