Monthly Archive: November 2014

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Trains, boats, planes, snow, ice – and a canal

Visitors to the land of fast freeways and swooping flyovers, where car is king, might nonetheless prefer to seek out alternative methods of transport. Cal Guy Jnr (aged 4) is always up for a train ride. A plot was hatched one day last week that would embrace a school pick up, a bookstore visit and some time on a train.  Briefed by Cal Guy Snr (11) that buying day tickets might be a best option, the visiting grandparents and Cal...

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Across sea and land to San Marcos

Google San Marcos and you’ll probably find references to San Marcos in Texas or San Marcos in Central and in South America. But right now the Cleddau crew are in San Marcos, California… “And what is the reason for your visit to the United States?” asked the Border and Immigration Official. “Visiting family – for Thanksgiving,” the Captain replied – and, fingerprinted and photographed, entry to the US was allowed. It had been a smooth trip, a trouble-free M1 /M25...

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To London, to London…

There was a boat trip – so Boatwif apparently is duty bound to report on it… Way back in August the Tentatrice First Mate made a proposal. “Would you consider us going down to London together to see the poppies?” Now at that stage Boatwif was aware of the art installation under way at the Tower of London but it was not so for the Captain. Patiently the plan was proposed again – and despite the Captain’s deep felt prejudice against...

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