No Direction

No Direction is our 70ft Narrowboat which is now home to my wife Jayne and myself, it was launched on 4th February 2008.

We spend the Winters in a Marina and cruise in the warmer weather.

Sunday, 1 July 2012

Brilliant Day

Sunday, 1st July, 2012.
Kings Bromley Marina.
Yesterday’s Steam Train trip to Scarborough and back was excellent, although it's a long day, we left Tyseley Railway Museum at 7.45 and arrived back at 23.15.
We couldn't fault the staff, train or the food which was particularly good, we had a short
heavy shower of rain while we were in Scarborough but managed to find some shelter.
Jayne practices a Royal wave in Scarborough station.

The most suprising thing about the day was the amount of waving spectators and photographers who were on nearly every bridge and vantage point, at York Station it was like the Royal Train had arrived.
The smoky end.

The fuel tank.

In a comment on yesterdays blog Alf thought we would be going through the Standedge Tunnel, not on the route from Birmingham, perhaps you used a different starting station Alf, our route went from Tyseley to Coleshill - Tamworth - Burton on Trent - Derby - Chesterfield - Pontefract - York - Malton and Scarborough, returning in reverse order.

We were given two A4 sheets printed both sides with notes for the journey detailing everything from tunnel lengths to sights we would see, I found the crooked spire of St Mary and All Saints Church Chesterfield very strange as it looked like it was built with the twist.

1 comment:

Alf said...

Yes, our trip started from Crewe, still excellent though, glad you enjoyed it as much as we did.