Our last day. Started out breakfast with quintessential Cold Toast in a Rack. Butter doesn’t melt. A new mailbox. I like it, too. Train with one transfer to Windsor, and a lot of interesting shops on the way to the castle. Order of the garter St. George’s Chapel, no pictures allowed, darn it. Oops,… Continue reading Windsor
Stopped on the way to play a set. Nicest tube we’ve been on yet, perhaps for the Wimbledon crowd. From the Thames. Cardinal Wolsey built it, everyone loved it, so Henry VIII took it away from him. Because he could. Ceilings, a great many of them. Here are 4. One big a$$ fireplace. All the… Continue reading Hampton Court Palace
After I took a movie of the hovercraft coming in from Portsmouth for the grands, we hopped a different ferry to Portsmouth, then a train to Waterloo station, then the Bakerloo tube to Paddington Station. Here’s another drawer drop on the Isle of Wight.If it will play, here is a 2 minute 15 second video… Continue reading London Town
Well, west of where we were yesterday. It was cool and rainy, 2nd rainy day in a row. We were drenched yesterday. This morning it isn’t too heavy, so we decided to go back to Osborne House and try again. So back to the bus, which was still “free” since we still had 30 minutes… Continue reading Westward Ho
This was fun. We took a hover craft from Portsmouth to Ryde, Isle of Wight. It’s the only place in England still using them. We arrived too early to check in, so we left our bags at the desk of our hotel (opened in 1867-because Queen Victoria and Prince Albert had her summer home nearby… Continue reading Hovering around
Most of the day on the historic shipyard area. On our way there, benches shaped like waves. Not sure if that would be comfortable, but I thought it was cute. Some buildings nearby The HMS Warrior, 1860, first iron ship. Never fired a shot, but there were tons of guns (cannons) on board. I just… Continue reading Ships and sails, no puppy dog tails.