After this posting, there was some debate about where the front wheels for this crane truck were. This image solves the mystery. The front wheels are set back and, in front of the front wheel assembly, there are the extendable jacks which keep the truck from tipping over when the crane part of the truck is lifting heavy weights.
Until Dr Beeching came along, Banff was connected to the rest of the United Kingdom by a railway line. The railway line to Banff finally closed in 1968. A pity. Given the general state of the roads in the UK (overcrowded and often in disrepair) and the need for us to reach climate targets, perhaps greater use of modern railway trains might have helped us in the longer term. But then, UK governments (especially the so-called Government we have in place now), can’t seem to plan beyond the end of the next week, let alone a year or more’s time. Long term planning? Forget it!!!
Where there were once railway tracks, there are now walking/jogging paths. Every cloud has a silver lining…
We’ve now left Holland and we’re on the move…….but where to? A new house waits for us somewhere. All will be revealed…
A bit of fish-eye!
Amsterdam public transport – second to none! I just love riding on the trams.
Please click on the link below, close your eyes and join me in the main lobby in Central Station Amsterdam (a natural echo chamber). Towards the end you’ll here a station announcement but the natural echo in the main lobby makes it hard to hear what is being announced.
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You can’t beat a five minute sit-down…
From one aircraft to another at Schipol Airport
The Wave From the Pilot
Work this one out if you can!
I wonder if the Mövenpick Hotel is ready for this guest!?
I’m sure that the graffiti artist never realised his ‘artwork’ would be paraded through Amsterdam Central Station at rush hour…….oops…
What better way to spend a lazy afternoon in Amsterdam…
Eagle-eyed readers will spot something strange here…
The bus service in the Netherlands must be the most clean and efficient service anywhere.
Here’s a flashback to 2015 – Amsterdam Sail. The next Amsterdam Sail will be in 2020.
WARNING. Some brief (very brief) nudity!
People seem to have lost their way today. This will get you home. Steady as she goes!
It is the time of the year in our marina when the boats are lifted out of the water for the winter.