Sorry about lack of content

Hi, Due to a difficult separation from my wife as indicated in the blog title, I have been unable to post new content for a while. As I (Mark) have posted all bar a couple of articles, there should be no noticible difference in content when I resume the blog again. Wether that’s good or…

Nine UK Alternatives to Nine Europe or World ‘must-sees’ – Part 1

Hi, This post is an addition to a Skyscanner article I received as part of their excellent weekly newsletter. The article, as explained in the title has ‘9 European alternatives to the World’s travel must-sees’. In the opening paragraph is ‘ just remember that there might be an equally bucket list worthy alternative right on your doorstep’, I agree. I am expanding…

Newsflash August – Things To Do On August Bank Holiday Weekend

Hi, This information comes to you courtesy of the South-East England Tourist Board and it’s very informative website. It has an understandable bias towards children’s activities, aimed at parents desperate to silence the cries of ”I’m boooored’, no doubt. http://www.visitsoutheastengland.com/events/august-bank-holiday-weekend Not sure about viewing bluebells this time of year, we thought that was more a…

The Longest Day – Lakes and Mountains Viewpoints – Part 1

Hi, The title is a reference to the thirteen hours or so of sightseeing we did on the middle day of the holiday. We travelled to Lakeside again on minor roads from our caravan, then picked up the A592 and followed the east shore of Windermere. This road took us through Bowness and Windermere towns, already…

Windermere Boat Pass – The Sixth And Last Boat

Hi, Returning to Bowness from our ‘Islands Cruise’, you can appreciate why this town receives the most tourists of anywhere in the Lake District. The number of people in this small town can be overwhelming. Picture from – http://www.visitcumbria.com/amb/bowness-on-windermere/ If the bustle of Bowness is too much, then take a walk up Brant Fell nearby. http://www.windermere-walks.co.uk/walks/brantfell.html http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attraction_Review-g190820-d3179534-Reviews-Brant_Fell_Above_the_Bustle-Bowness_on_Windermere_Lake_District_Cumbria_England.html Image…

Newslash August – Summer Days Out – Something Different

Hi, As the title of this post suggests, a day trip with a difference is on offer and not far away too. Anyone who has travelled to Portsmouth may be aware of the distinctive green liveried Gosport ferry, that sails from Portsmouth Harbour rail station. This ferry company also runs day trips to various locations in and…