Monthly Archives: March 2017

48 Hours in Budapest, Day 2

It was day 2 of our visit to Budapest and time to explore the Buda half of the city on the west bank of the Danube. We crossed the river via the Chain Bridge which was built between 1842 and … Continue reading

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Crosby Rambling Club visits The Roaches.

Last Sunday I was back at The Roaches with Crosby Rambling Club. This time I took it easy and did the B walk, a steady 8 miles. From the visitors centre at Tittesworth Reservoir we walked across field towards Windygates … Continue reading

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Coltsfoot, Tussilago farfara.

A few days ago I went for a walk along the local coastline from Crosby Coastguard Station to the mouth of the River Alt. Despite it being mid-March there was still little sign of Spring. The only plant that was … Continue reading

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The Roaches and Lud’s Church

The gritstone edge of The Roaches form the western boundary of the Peak District. The name is derived from the French ‘rochers’ for rocks. We  were there to do a reccee for the next walk with Crosby Rambling Club. We … Continue reading

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Espada and Bananas.

It was the last full day of our holiday in Madeira and we booked a table at the Atlantic Restaurante on the Estrada Monumental for a spot of lunch. The setting was ideal with a table by an open window … Continue reading

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The Red Bus Tour

We wanted to explore the area in and around Funchal and we decided that the best way to do it was to use the Red Line sightseeing bus. It is an hop-on  hop-off service with a choice of 21 stops … Continue reading

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Golden Moments, Afternoon Tea at Reid’s Palace Hotel.

It was our Golden Wedding anniversary, Jean and I had been married for 50 years. What better way to celebrate the occasion than by taking  afternoon tea at Reid’s Palace Hotel in Madeira. Reid’s Palace Hotel opened in 1891 and … Continue reading

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The Southwest Tour

During my holiday in Madeira we went on a tour of the Southwest corner of the island with ‘Pride of Madeira’. There were just 8 of us on the tour, two Belgians,two French and one other English couple. A chance … Continue reading

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Lido Promenade- Funchal to Praia Formosa.

I was staying in the popular Lido area of Funchal and decided to do a short walk along the coast. Much has changed since I first visited Madeira in the early 1990’s. The old lido has gone but a new … Continue reading

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The Painted Doors Project. Funchal

I have been asked if I have any more pictures of the doors in the Rua Santa Maria in Funchal. Here are a few more examples. It is a superb place to wander. So much creativity. And, it’s all free.

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