The Free and Hanseatic city of Hamburg, Germany’s second largest city, is one I’ve visited a few times for various reasons. With a wide range of culture and industry, as a destination, the city manages to meet the needs of a wide range of travellers from business travellers to couple enjoying a weekend away and everything in between.
Back during the depths of lockdown, in line with the guidance at the time, we decided to make use of the good weather and head from Cambridgeshire to the Norfolk coast and spend a socially distanced day by the seaside.
Back in October 2018 we were lucky enough to attend an ‘All the Stations’ event at Southwark cathedral where Geoff and Vicki signed our copy of the book and Geoff wrote “Go on an adventure! (By train) (Go to Heckington!)”. So, finally, in the middle of July 2020, we did.
Dover is one of the UK’s major ports, providing a vital connection across the narrow Straits of Dover to France & continental Europe. The town has been an important town since at least Roman times when it became a fortified port and has served as a key point in the defence of the nation during multiple conflicts from the Napoleonic Wars to World War 2.
At just after half past 8 on the penultimate Friday in July, I pulled out of St. Pancras International (STP) on a momentous day, my first railday in months! The Government guidance had recently changed to allow the use of public transport for non-essential travel and so with my facemask in hand (well on face) I headed down to King’s Cross and crossed the road, ready to review the UK’s fastest domestic rail service.
I recently had some leave from work, and with travelling abroad still not really an option, and limited opportunities within the UK, I decided to head for a morning of spotting at an airport I’ve only visited once before, Luton (LTN).