This section covers some of the place I have visited for days out short breaks or holidays.

Like you, through my life I have visited many many places, some more memorable than others!

From my early life I have very powerful memories of Cornwall and Dorset (Weymouth) and Devon where we spent most summer holidays. School trips took me to Switzerland and Austria.  Into my teens the  next 2 things were our trips to Scotland and The Lake District to do Endeavour courses (something like the Duke of Edinburghs award), also a trip back to Cornwall as a young adult. Then a move to London had massive impact upon me, and I still love London to this day.

Now in the Seventies my first Aircraft flight to Spain! The flight was the memorable bit. No! seriously I was newly married and it was our first holiday away. Unfortunately we took a last minute flight and ended up in Loret Del Mar, the birdy song was popular then ……

During my time working in London I made several trip to France white water canoeing and fell in love with the country. Later to return and buy a property there. fate determined that we would not live there.

Since those days I/we have visited Tunisia, Spain again, France (The Alps), The USA (Boston, Atlanta, New York), Canaries (Lanzarote, Feuterventura), Ibiza.

Of course I have travelled throughout the UK extensively as you will see if you read some of my posts.

RSPB Frampton Marsh

27 May 2021 A day of Warblers and chicks. For the first time in a long time, some reasonable weather was forecast. Time for a day out. Frampton Marsh is only 2 hours away and not a problematic journey. Set off at about 7.25 and arrive at 9.15 after a gentle unhurried...

Harlestone Firs

the ‘Firs’ are located opposite Dobbies Garden Centre at  44 Harlestone Rd, Northampton NN7 4EW which is on the northern edge of Northampton.   There is a large lay-by for parking. However, at weekends it gets very, very busy and parking can be a problem. Vehicles by and large do not observe the speed limits at all. So if you have pets or children do take care.

Stormy Weather and a few Birds

Pitsford Reservoir with a storm moving across the distance. 17th August 2020 For days now we have had mixed stormy weather, some very severe. Wellingborough became a river in parts of the town centre. I decided today that I would visit Hanging Houghton in search of...