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I went online the day before my flight from Kathmandu to change my seat number. The reason is that from the right hand side of the aircraft, you get the most stupendous views of the mighty Himalaya. Up at 38,000 feet, you can see the white mountains and the brown valleys for mile after mile. I sit next to a middle aged Tibetan Buddhist monk in his crimson and saffron robes who stares in silence and a young man dressed in an orange gilet and bright ...
... the longest pleasure pier in the world measuring 1.34 miles (or 2.16 km) in length. The current iron pier opened in 1887 and it would have been a shame not to walk to the very end, despite the windy and damp conditions. A train is also available for those that do not want to walk but being unemployed the £1.00 'Winter Walkers' entrance fee was all we paid.
Close to the end of the pier is the green and yellow café ...
... before we go home again. We decided to have lunch at the hotel where Rick and Graham had their lunch when they were at school. Rick did not like the school lunches ,and seeing he was spoiled, he was allowed to have lunch at the hotel. Poor Graham had to come as well, although he did not mind the school lunches. We did the tour of the town, some of it Rick remembered and some of it was new to him. A nice day for both of ...
... I couldn't resist trying to find out a bit more about his journey:
Compare the following to the travels of ‘Ewan and Charlie’ ..
Accounts vary, but it seems he travelled with Flight Sergeant S W Sparkes for part of the trip. Their itinerary was:
Left Folkestone July 2nd 1927
Amiens by nightfall on the first day
Nearly collided with ...
Today was a day of rest, not going anywhere really, only Sainsbury's to do the grocery shopping. Rick and Graham are having a hit on the driving range. Carol and I picked strawberries this morning just down the road. Pick your own there and the berries are delicious. Also picked raspberries, ate a few paid fro the rest and went home again.
Went out to dinner last night with Graham,Carol,David and Claire (their son and daughter in law). Lovely restaurant,good food and good ...