Category Archives: Travel

Scenes on Sunday ~ Vacations

it’s much better to travel hopefully
than it is to stay at home imprisoned in lockdown

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

on vacation I like to rent a convertible mustang

Monochrome Monday ~ My Home Town

a grey north eastern seaside town, but it’s home

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

digging in the mud

Tunes on Tuesday ~ Sail Away

the wind and the waves are always on the side of the navigator

The main reason I’ve posted this Chris Rea song is because I love the video.

On a day when the wind is perfect, the sails just need to open and the world is beautiful again.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

Rod Stewart ~ Sailing

Tips for Visiting the City of York

Yorkshire folk are not fools, just taciturn

do not try to drive in the City of York

you will get lost and frustrated

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in the City of York, pedestrians ignore motor traffic

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get a good map of the city centre

which will not stop you from becoming hopelessly lost

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always carry an umbrella

which you will find utterly inconvenient, and lose

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the pub grub is good and so is the beer, which is warm brown and flat

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there are bus tours and walking tours of the city

to be recommended if you are an American

at least you won’t get lost

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visit; The Minster, The Railway Museum, The Shambles, the City Walls, Clifford’s Tower, and York Art Gallery

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

Clifford’s Tower where on March 16th 1190 some 150 Jews were massacred, (in the original timber building, which was then burned down)

 

Scenes on Sunday ~ York Signage

knowledge is realising that the street is one way
wisdom is looking in both directions

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

here in England buildings are expected to last several hundred years

York Railway Museum

it doesn’t matter which side of the tracks you’re from
the trains still roll the same

Mallard the Fastest Steam Locomotive of them all~~~

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

Duchess of Hamilton

Princess Coronation Class 1938

Random Jottings ~ Travel

vacations in California are good for me

it’s better to to take a road trip in a convertible Mustang

than it is to arrive

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live with no apologies, travel with no regrets

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travel, you can always get more money

you can’t buy more time

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choose your travelling companion wisely

you will be sharing your life with her

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I have nothing to lose and a whole world to explore

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the journey of a thousand miles begins with buying a ticket

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travel broadens the mind, sitting around broadens the behind

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

given a choice

always travel in style

A Short Break to History

the thing about English History is that there’s a lot of it

it is the most haunted city in England

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history is not a burden on the memory

but an illumination of the soul

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look for ghosts with an open mind and you will find them

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there are a lot of local legends about this ancient city

devils, cats, tiny streets, and witches

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the construction of England is the art of the possible

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here in England we don’t think that 1787 is such a long time ago

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

in England, where there’s a church

there’s also a good pub

 

Monochrome Monday ~ California

California is both charming and rugged

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

The Getty Villa

 

Songs on Saturday ~ Lovely Day

this is the first day of the rest of my life

I just wanted to play something gentle and uplifting today.  This Bill Withers song fits the bill perfectly.

I hope you remember this as well as I do.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

this was a lovely day with my friend Marmaduke

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