Monday, October 26, 2009

Moments of England

Just back from a weekend's camping in Rutland. Here's two pictures that summed up a rather good weekend. ( Only camera phone snaps, but they can be expanded by clicking on them ).


Wyrdtimes said...

Getting a bit chilly for camping isn't it?

Man in a Shed said...

That was my view point also, but my brother's just bought a camping van and wanted to try it out.

My son and I were in a old tent. It was fine - indeed the old fashioned tent did well in the high winds - unlike many of the modern flexible tents.

About 9-8'C at night - it was OK on balance. But perhaps it'd be pushing my luck top try this so late in the year again.

Demetrius said...

The former London and North Western Railway had a line from Rugby to Peterborough, with a branch to Uppingham, long closed. Disused Stations dot org, unluckily does not have any pictures of what is left of any of them. When the EU collapses into tribalism, I intend to become President of Rutland. It must be sixty years since I had my first pint there.

Weekend Yachtsman said...

Hope you got some Ruddles!

Man in a Shed said...

I took some with me - though I note on the bottle it said brewed in Suffolk, was that always the case ?

My favourite pint in my youth was a pint of Watney Combe Reid Special - which alas I haven't seen for at least a decade.