We have been vaguely aware of the Milestones museum‘s existance for quite a while now, seeing the signs for it every time we drove through Basingstoke. We’ve had no compelling reason to visit it until recently when we were looking for somewhere engaging to take our young granddaughter this holiday.… Read the rest
It has been quite a while since I have been down to the Historic Dockyards at Portsmouth but there is so much there that it is always worth a visit. Going there on what was predicted to be the hottest day of the year probably wasn’t the smartest move but we’d planned it for a while and moved the date once already so this was baked in – literally as it turned out.… Read the rest
And back again.
The cruise boat left Vienna and travelled overnight back to our embarcation port of Budapest where we left just a week ago. We hadn’t had much of an opportunity to do any sightseeing when we arrived so we planned to rectify that today.… Read the rest
For reasons that I don’t quite understand some of my friends seem to think that I am a bit of a trainspotter. This is not to imply that I like standing at the end of chilly platforms waiting for the latest double bogied diesel to come through and nor do I run a popular Tik-Tok channel.… Read the rest
Given we had a bonus stop overnight in Engelszell it seemed rude not to step out and pay it a visit. It was a tiny place with a huge monastery complete with the cliche beer brewing monks. At the other end of the village was a pretty, well tended church and that was it basically.… Read the rest
We weren’t due to arrive at Bratislava until early in the afternoon and so we spent the morning on the boat watching the world go by.
For the most part it was just beautiful tree lined banks with the odd fisherman here and there thrown in for a bit of variety.… Read the rest
Never has there been a more stressful start to a holiday than this. The rumbling on of the pandemic means that there are more hoops to jump through before you can, in our case, set sail to foreign climes.
This started a few days before we were due to fly out to Budapest for the start of our river cruise.… Read the rest