Walking around Uphill

Though it was quite cold and chilly, it was dry, so I went for a walk around Uphill. I went to the beach, past the boatyard and quarry and along part of the Brean Down Way.

Having parked the car I walked past the stream that runs through part of the village and headed to the beach.

From the beach you can see Brean Down. Despite it looking close, the River Axe (and its mud) gets in the way. If you want to get to Brean Down, you need to walk along the Brean Down Way.

The beach wasn’t too busy, but then it was also quite wet and damp.

I walked back from the beach and headed pats the marina and then onto the footpath by the quarry.

There were climbers climbing the quarry walls.

I got as far as looking over the Walborough Nature Reserve, before I turned back.

Cheddar after the rain

I had a walk around Cheddar after the rain and the Cheddar Yeo stream, which is usually still and clear. This time however it was much more a raging torrent.

Kings Cross

When I was in London I visited the area north of Kings Cross railway station. This area was redeveloped a few years ago now, but still looks really nice.


I was in London and driving down Fleet Street was an old London Routemaster bus.


I was curious was TFL now running a Heritage route using the quintessential Routemaster red bus.

A quick Google search revealed this:

There’s a new vintage bus service for Central London. Route T15 links Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square and the Tower of London. Fares for all-day use are £7.50 for adults (including seniors), £5 for children and £20 for groups of four. It’s not a TfL service, so you can’t use Oyster cards

So it’s not TFL, but certainly a nice idea to relive what it was live taking the Routemaster around London. It must be popular, as when I saw it again, it was packed.

The Little Cars of Amsterdam

On my recent visit to Amsterdam I saw lots of small cars, quadricycles, oh and a trike.

Citroen Ami

A very old Fiat 500 which had its doors replaced.
Open Rock, which is a rebadged Citroen Ami

They seemed very popular with young and old alike.

West Somerset Railway

Over the years I have visited and travelled on the West Somerset Railway many times. When we stayed at Butlins we would often walk down to Minehead Station and look at the stream trains. Looking back I realised the last time I had actually travelled on the railway itself was back in 2013. So last week we went to Bishops Lydeard and caught the train to Minehead.