Places I've Been and Things I've Seen



Return of the Severn

A magnificent Great Western adventure, revisited. Following an enjoyable visit earlier this year, I’m back on the Severn Valley Railway again!

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Derbyshire Days – The Lumsdale Falls

An afternoon stroll through the Lumsdale Valley, one of the lesser known attractions in the Derbyshire Peak District near to Matlock. It’s a beautiful wooded gorge with ruins of several historic mill buildings, and a series of lovely waterfalls.

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Time travel on the Worth Valley Railway

Continuing with this year’s theme of heritage railways, on Sunday I visited the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway in West Yorkshire. First established in 1867, the single track branch line from Keighley to Oxenhope is now a preserved railway, set in the 1950s.

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Dog-friendly days near Cambridge

Our first trip out in the caravan this year along with our two dogs, exploring the area around Cambridge. One of the dogs, Indie, is a relatively recent addition this year, so it’s also our first holiday experience with him.

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Grown Men Playing with Trains

Two heritage railways in a week! Following my visit to the Severn Valley Railway the previous weekend, on Friday I visited the Great Central Railway near Loughborough, as they were hosting their annual model railway event.

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Every Journey Ends With a Memory

A weekend away in Bewdley, Worcestershire, gave me the perfect opportunity to spend an entire day on the Severn Valley Railway, a heritage railway running for 16 miles between Kidderminster and Bridgnorth.

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Our Mexican Adventure Ends

With only one full day left in the resort before our late flight back tomorrow, we decided to stay local, kick back, and just enjoy the Caribbean.

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Day two of our trip to Cobá, and after a relatively late breakfast we headed out to catch the mid-morning ADO bus from Tulum to Cobá.

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Day one of another two day trip, this time stopping overnight in Tulum town before continuing on to the Mayan ruins at Cobá tomorrow.

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Cancún Zona Hotelera

A lazy day around the resort today, visiting a couple of small Maya sites and the Mayan Museum.

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Playa del Carmen and the Isla de Cozumel

Another full day of exploring, with a bus trip down the coast to the resort town of Playa del Carmen, and a ferry across to the Isla de Cozumel.

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Chichén Itzá

With an overnight stay to beat the crowds, we were able to take in the sound and light show ‘Noches de Kukulkán’ on the Thursday evening, and an early breakfast on Friday morning would give us a good head start on the organised tours.

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