Thank you Steve, your visit is much appreciated. Unfortunately, the most dramatic sky was visible as I drove along the M6 towards Birmingham, an hour after the trains had stopped running. This was about the best I saw while I was there. Interesting point about the map being changed. I have no idea at what point it happens with a new development!
Hello Doug i am pleased you like this version surrounded by water :))
your Ys-L is very much appreciated
Best wishes ... Steve
Thank you so much for your visit here. For us, Ospreys are very rare birds, so it was very exciting to see this nest right above our heads on the quay side. Of course there were plenty on the river, and no doubt no novelty for the local people. I am really pleased that you enjoyed the action!
L. L. Wall
Thank you Wally i am pleased you like this shot taken from the grounds of the hotel we stayed on the Isle of Wight :))
Hello Peter it seems there were many fugureheads depicting males and the details of this one are here linked on the info panal above
is the rugby song same as that of the punk group sex Pistols ?
Hello Peter the list of other locos seems to be growing so on your next visit you may see three :))
Hello Peter i am pleased you like this view from the tower looking over the harbour entrance to the Isle of Wight seen along the horizon .
it seems boats do a good bit of turning in the area :))
If you ever get chance to ride on the Hovercraft Peter you may just find a pot of gold to pay for it :))
I am pleased you like this shot of the famous Vulcan Bomber .. sadly now no longer flying
Hello my dear Sarah this interesting figurehead ( one of several around the area)is an Half-length male bust representing the Duke of Marlborough wearing a long wig, cravat, armour and the collar of the Order of the Garter .... This was originally on the front of an old wooden ship called "HMS Marlborough" .. Built in Portsmouth Dockyard where she started life as a 120-gun sailing First Rate, only to be lengthened and converted to a 131-gun,screw ship before been launched in 1855. From 1858, she was the flagship of the Mediterranean fleet until 1864. After that date she was a receiving ship at Portsmouth and later as a training ship for engineers. From 1904, she provided accommodation for the Portsmouth Torpedo School. When this moved ashore, 'Marlborough' was broken up in 1924.
Best wishes ... Steve X