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To The End

To The End

One train an hour. The small train station in Beccles has just one train an hour. We want to run down the plump buttock of Britain, down the East Anglian coast through to south Suffolk. The trains aren’t helping us though. Giristroula and I pad about this small station. Strong sunshine beating over the old […]

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To Lincoln And Norfolk

To Lincoln And Norfolk

Lincolnshire had slid past as we cycled along, the views endless over green sea-flat land. The whole of the county seemingly pretty much just three-quarters sky. We now descended the Lindum Road though – the old Roman road that if we stayed on it long enough would take us down Emperor Nero’s old route, through […]

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To Hull

To Hull

I wait behind an old fashioned, green painted, heavy iron British Rail gate. Craning my neck as the just-arrived Hull Train from Kings Cross snorts a few engine noises and a cut-price crowd file along down the platform towards me. I’m in front of the Royal Station Hotel on a Friday evening, and stood next […]

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Last Chance To See

Last Chance To See

Before setting off for a new life in Greece, I’m talked into taking a tour of Britain.
Visiting many places in the country for the first time – places I’d heard of, made assumptions about, but never really bothered to visit – it was a chance to see my country in a whole new way. And also through the eyes of my accompanying Greek Passepartout.

So a last chance to see. Which turned out to be so much more…

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