Category Archives: Travel

Scenes on Sunday ~ Tiny Trailers

size isn’t everything
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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

It would take me about a week to build one of these things

well, maybe two

 

 

 

Is Covid Over?

eventually even the Spanish Flu burned itself out

welcome to a return of airport chaos

Here in England, mask wearing seems to be a thing of the past, except perhaps for the costume party kind, and a good thing too.  Surgical-type masks offer no protection against catching the coronavirus, as well as being unhygienic if they are worn more than once.

The government here is backing the dropping of quarantine rules for fully-vaccinated travellers from the European Union and the USA, as well as for British nationals who have been vaccinated overseas.

Hospitalisations here are falling as the number of cases plunge, as are the number of vaccinations and covid tests being given.

People who actually want to go to work are deleting the stupid ‘track and trace app’ from the cell phones.

Life in Europe seems to be returning to something like normal.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

but Australia is likely to be in lockdown until Christmas

 

 

Tunes on Tuesday ~ Ventura Highway

one of my best things is a long road trip in the sunshine

This song reminds me of very many happier times than I have enjoyed over recent months and years.  Ventura Highway from America.

Please listen responsibly.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

a convertible mustang in the Californian desert

 

Tunes on Tuesday ~ Come Fly With Me

we have nothing to lose and a whole world to see

Of course, this song is very appropriate today because, despite the much heralded ‘end of lockdown’, we English aren’t allowed to fly anywhere very much.  Certainly we are prohibited from flying to the USA, and you Americans aren’t allowed to come here either.  Unless you are a politician or a prince.

This makes Boris Johnson, Joe Biden, and Prince Harry the three most disliked ‘men’ by all good Englishmen and true.  We can’t stand their wives either…..

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

Pan Am Super Constellation

the good old days of air travel

Scenes on Sunday ~ Fly Away

you will never get me up in one of those things

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

actually, if it was the only way I could escape, then I’d try it

Covid Quarantine

Kafkaesque Health Care

The health service here has told me to completely isolate at home for 10 days because I have been identified as being near to someone with the coronavirus.

Because of that I will miss my trip to the Mediterranean sunshine which was due to fly out today.

There’s a good chance that I will not get the coronavirus because I have been properly vaccinated.  But I am feeling very unwell, for lots of reasons.  60% of the people here hospitalised with covid don’t have the illness at all.  It’s crazy, and now I am going crazy.

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jack collier

jackcollier7’talktalk.net

Scenes on Sunday ~ Marmaduke

the young at heart can find a friend in a teddy bear

could be Huntington Beach

Marmaduke, the Thinker

Somewhere in Utah

Kilroy Wos Here

downtown Big Bear

jack collier

jackcoller7@talktalk.net

 

marmy, the gymnast

Monochrome Monday ~ Beaches

beaches are not just for surfers

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

wet jeans on a beach?

is that a good look?

Covid Travel Uncertainties

a litany of mistakes, fudges, and cock-ups

Ford Edsel, not a big hit either

The British Government has just announced a new list of places they will kindly allow us mere mortals to travel to on vacation.  It’s called the Green List and consists of; Anguila, Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Balearic Islands, Barbados, Bermuda, British Antarctic Territory, British Indian Ocean Territory, British Virgin Islands, Brunei, Cayman Is, Dominica, Falkland Is, Faroe Is, Gibraltar, Grenada, Iceland, Israel, Maderia, Malta, Monserrat, New Zealand, Pitcairn Is, South Georgia, Saint Helena, Turks and Caicos Is.

And thank you very much for bugger all.  Neither Australia nor New Zealand will admit tourists, half of the list are remote islands in the middle of empty oceans, (Napoleon was exiled to St. Helena) ~ getting flights to these places is difficult verging on impossible, and most of the rest have stringent entry requirements.  Maybe I could go to Gibraltar, or perhaps Madeira.  BTW, it’s not a good idea to travel to the Caribbean in June, July, August, or September.

This list is about as well thought out as was the Ford Edsel and pleases nobody at all, except maybe Boris Johnson, Matt Hancock, and several times disgraced adulterer Grant Schapps, (Minister for Transport).  Travellers are warned that the Green List is subject to change with no notice whatsoever, meaning that wherever you are you may need to get back to the UK pretty damn quickly.  What Fun.

Maybe the country is in such a complete mess because government ministers, bureaucrats, and health officials are too busy boffing their assistants, aides, and mistresses to do their job properly.  The latest culprit is the ‘fucking useless’ Health Minister Matt Hancock, (married with 3 children), who is having an affair with his ‘advisor’ Gina Coladangelo, (also married with 3 children).  Who can blame him when his Prime Minister Boris Johnson is himself a serial adulterer.

I have it on very good authority, from a very close friend, that no sane woman would find either man remotely attractive.  Personally, I wouldn’t trust either of them to flip burgers at a truck stop on the I-15.

You couldn’t make it up.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

Matt & Gina

not an elegant couple

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

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