Northampton & Lamport Railway

 

 

Located just to the north of Northampton, the Northampton & Lamport Railway is a steam and heritage diesel tourist railway in the heart of the Northamptonshire countryside.

With approximately 1½ miles of running track alongside the Brampton Valley Way, a 14-mile linear park from Northampton to Market Harborough, you can not only ride one of their trains along the former line but walk along and watch the steam and diesel engines in action. Continue reading “Northampton & Lamport Railway”

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Cyprus Drives Vavatsinia to Agoi Vavatsinia

Leaving Limassol on the road to Nicosia, about half way there is a turning by the Mcdonalds that leads to the village of Lefkara, then goes on to Vavatsinia. After that, the road to Agoi Vavatsinia is a narrow windy road, perfect for a high speed video. This was taken using a GoPro mounted with a high strength suction mount at the very front of … Continue reading Cyprus Drives Vavatsinia to Agoi Vavatsinia

The Journey from hell!

ON the 1st of March, I was due to fly from Birmingham to Larnaca, but there was snow, so getting to the airport was going to be tricky. I got to the Railway station in Northampton in good time, but the train was cancelled. The next train arrived half an hour later, it pulled away slowly then stopped half a mile out of Northampton for about 20 minutes, then proceeded at about 5MPH.

Just before it arrived at Long Buckby, it stopped again, this time for about 20 minutes, then it went on to the station. At this point, we were told that the journey from Coventry to Birmingham was cancelled, we had to get off at Coventry and wait for another train, which was also cancelled, the next one was half an hour later.

By the time I got to Birmingham Airport, the flight was stated as final call, I literally raced through security but still got to the gate too late, I had missed the flight. As this was nothing to do with the Airline, I had to buy another ticket for the next flight via Bucharest which was at 7pm, ten hours later.

 

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Venice

Venice, the capital of northern Italy’s Veneto region, is built on more than 100 small islands in a lagoon in the Adriatic Sea. It has no roads, just canals – including the Grand Canal thoroughfare – lined with Renaissance and Gothic palaces. The central square, Piazza San Marco, contains St. Mark’s Basilica, which is tiled with Byzantine mosaics, and the Campanile bell tower offering views of the city’s red roofs.

I stayed at Cà Due Leoni, Sestiere Cannaregio 565, Venice. A beautiful family run hotel, not far from the Bus/Train station.

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