Tag Archives: Road Trip

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

 

 

 

Marmaduke in Weardale

a teddy bear riding shotgun

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

Marmaduke likes pubs that have childrens’ play areas, with swings

Exploring County Durham

it is strange how the places of our past call to us

Weardale, not so many miles from the garret, and yet a world away in memories.  I haven’t been up there in decades, and today I’m taking a short road trip to an area of hills, heather, dry stone walls, idyllic streams, and sheep.

These pictures aren’t mine, but I should have some good photographs to show you pretty soon.

The main thing is, a road trip into peace and quiet is good for the soul.

jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

Except I’ll bet that when I get up there it will be raining

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

Scenes on Sunday ~ that’s not a car

less polluting than any electric car

I bought myself a car

or is it a shopping cart?

very different from the last car I owned

or truck

and it will do 60 mpg

jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

I also owned a TR6

among many other vehicles 

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)

 

Monochrome Monday ~ Utah

the only nightlife in Utah is clandestine

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

seen from the I-15 Utah is mostly empty

Scenes on Sunday ~ Travels In My Past

against all odds, I was there, with or without her

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notice the teddy bear

jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalknet

somewhere in Northern Italy

some time ago

Scenes on Sunday ~ Stelvio

there are bold drivers and there are old drivers
but there are no old bold drivers

One of the places in the world I most want to go back to is 15 miles of road between Davos in Switzerland and Stelvio in Italy.  The Stelvio Pass.

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I drove it twice, once in a TR6

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and once in a 7

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Some are stupid enough to ride the Stelvio on a motorcycle.  It is to be hoped that they had their life assurance up to date.  Do not drive the Stelvio in bad weather or at night, unless you are very brave.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

Detroit never dreamed that a road like the climb to the Stelvio Pass existed

Scenes on Sunday ~ Blue

warm, warm Californian desert

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

cold, cold North Sea

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