Transport & Touring

The Galleries are made up of random Worldwide pictures.

This section will combine Touring (Holiday) with a mix of Transport seen.

Belgium & Holland 23 to 27 April 2012
Galleries 43 - 44 - 45 - 46
The four galleries cover all kinds of transport from the UK to Belgium and Holland with Gallery 45 concentrating on railways in  Brugge, Belgium and Amsterdam, Holland.
The cities of Brugge, and Amsterdam, are also covered.
A special visit was made to the famous Keukenhof Gardens in Holland that produced a riot of colour.

Brooklands Museum Revisited
Gallery 20

Another in depth look at Mercedes Benz World and the Brooklands Museum.
Despite having visited only a few weeks ago there was still a great deal more to see at both venues.

Iceland and the Northern Isles
Galleries 19A-19B-19C-19D-19E 
 Our journey starts in Poole, Dorset and takes us via Dorchester (very good
chocolate shop here) and onto Somerset for Lytes Cary manor (NT) then moving  onto Wells.
An overnight stay at a hotel near the port so as to be ready for an early start to Avonmouth docks where the car is parked.
We travel to Plymouth by coach and board our faithful ship MV Discovery for our
The cruise takes us North to Liverpool to pick up more passengers.
We have a short break here to explore the wonderful new docks area.
Back on Discovery we sail to Harris and Lewis and tender in at Stornoway for a
coach outing of Lewis.
This visit brought back memories of our last time here was back in
1968 (46 years ago!)
We now sail to the Faroe Islands with a tour of the main island from
From here we travel to our main destination of Iceland with our first port of call at
Eskifjordur. We have a very interesting tour of the local area.
Our next port is Akureyri for more sightseeing.
We now move onto Isafjordur, a lovely small town and port.
Our last port of call is the capital, Reykjavik, for more touring.
During our visit to Iceland we see many thermal areas with hot springs and
geysirs there are also two splendid waterfalls. The first is The Waterfall of the
Gods and the second is the Gullfoss Waterfall.
The falls are not large but both are spectacular in there own way.
Iceland and the Northern Isles have much to offer as regards
mountain scenery and Fjords all with breath taking cliffs and inlets.
We now journey back to Liverpool and are coached back to Avonmouth to collect
our car for our return journey to Poole, Dorset.


Brooklands Museum 1940s Relived Day 
Gallery 18
See this wonderful museum in all its glory with Aircraft, Cars, Tractors, Military Vehicles, Lorries and People in period costume.
See people dancing to 1940s music and a 1940s fashion show.
This museum site also houses the London Bus Museum.
What a great place to spend a day. 


Treasures of the Black Sea
Galleries 17A - 17B - 17C - 17D - 17E
With visits to Istanbul, Trabzon, Sochi, Novorossiysy, Yalta, Sevastopol, Odessa, Canakkale, Bodrom - London.

Transport & The Shard, London
Gallery 18
A second great day visiting the tallest building in Western Europe.

Noprway - Russia - Artic Circle
Galleries 15A - 15B - 15C
Norway in all its splendour in high summer and Northern Russia basking
in very warm weather with most of the action above the Artic Circle.
A cruise to be remembered.

Celtic Treasures of Eire and Northern Ireland
Gallery 14
A cruise with great promise sadly cut short due to ship generator problems.

The Thames Cable Car and Greenwich
Gallery 13
The cable car is a great ride that takes you high above the O2 Arena.

Greenwich has much to offer in attractions such as the Cutty Sark, The Observatory and much, much more.

Beaulieu, Southampton and the New Forrest
Gallery 12
See the National Motor Museum, Shipping at Southampton and the famous Hythe pier railway.

Fred Dibnah
Gallery 11
Fred was my hero and dabbled in everything old especially steam.
See Fred's house and workshop.

Fleet Services, London and The Shard
Gallery 10
We visit The Shard in wintery condition with snow on the outside
viewing area floor.

London Weekend & Canary Wharf January 2013
Gallery 9
A look at Canary Wharf and the City of London.


Queen Mary 2 Cruise to The Canary Islands
Galleries 8 - 8A - 8B - 8C - 8D
A true ocean liner and cruise ship of the famous Cunard Line.

A visit to Brownsea Island in Poole Harbour
Gallery 7
A visit to the island jointly owned by the National Trust
and the John Lewis Group.


The Azores September 2012
Gallery 6
See the main island of the group.
Not as popular as some mid Atlantic islands, but well worth a visit.

Hambledon Lock, River Thames
Gallery 5
A good place to visit and watch all the boating activity.

Jersey, Channel Islands 2012
Gallery 4
A short see journey from Poole Harbour by the fast cat.

Day trip to Guernsey CI
Gallery 3
Another island visit fro Poole Harbour.

Round the British Isles
The Queen's Diamond Jubilee
May / June 2012
Galleries 2 & 2A
A remarkable journey round my home island with many interesting ports of call.
The high point being the Queen's Diamond Jubilee parade on the River Thames.
Despite bad weather in the form of rain, something to remember for the rest of my life.
It was also a great experience going up the River Thames on board
MV Discovery.

Norway May 2012
Gallery 1
Norway in all is splendour in early Spring.