Monthly Archive: February 2011


Big Ben – and bedlam on a boat….

Thursday 24th February, 2011    A plan was hatched to take the Cheshire One on her first trip to London. Fast East Midland train to St Pancras, underground trains to Westminster, a walk to take in key sights, a boat trip down to Tower Bridge, more underground trains to South Kensington to view impressive dinosaurs, train back to Bedford either before or after tea…     It started well; we arrived at Bedford station in plenty of time, time enough to chat...


Trains, gasometers, boats and bikes

Boatwif and the Captain had driven south on Friday afternoon to weekend with friends in West Sussex. Slowly we made our way down the M1 (more widening works for miles and miles), round the M25 and down the A24 to Horsham.     On Saturday morning we were heading north again – by train. Names from our address book sped by: Redhill and East Croydon. There were glimpses of aeroplanes at Gatwick and of the North Downs at Three Bridges.  Into...

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