I love horses. Never ridden seriously. Used to walk racehorses from the stables in Lewes to the gallops on top of the South Downs, Lost pots of gold as a punter. Became a bookies clerk and ran the “book.” Never bet again. When I moved here in 2000 I was mega surprised to find that … Continue reading
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I have never been to Iran. Never had any real interest in going absent going to 3,000 year old ruins. I do have Iranian relatives so when this vid came up on the radar I decided I could spend 42 minutes of my waning years visiting Iran – provided I could sit at my desk … Continue reading
In my last blog I regaled you poor souls with one of the places I “visited” on my internet world tour of trains. Here’s another one – Uyuni, Bolivia. Just outside the city of Uyuni, in southwestern Bolivia, dozens of abandoned steam trains are scattered around as if a giant child dropped them there. The … Continue reading
When the pandemic struck wife Sarah and I withdrew from society. Soon after lockdown I made a list of “silly” things to do whilst holed up. One mad idea was to travel the world using the internet visiting railroads that I would never be able to visit. This is one of them. And no, I … Continue reading
When we came here in 2000I was very surprised to find that tourism and logging/sawmilling provided most of the jobs. I wondered aloud(?) several times that it was odd that in a County as big as Mendocino, 3,800 square miles, there was no discernible mining. Whilst perusing the Anderson Valley Advertiser, I came across an … Continue reading
One block from Rotterdam Railway Station is the biggest model railroad layout in the Netherlands. This miniature world is built in HO scale and covers an area of more than 650 square feet. Wife Sarah and I went there on our last visit to Holland. Sarah didn’t want to go in but was seduced to … Continue reading
As I mentioned in an earlies post I have been reading a lot about the people who came to Egypt and built the pyramids. In one of the many “things” I have read was a reference to a railway that runs more than 400 miles across the Sahara in Mauritania. Mauritania is a huge country … Continue reading