Sunday, April 14, 2013

Life is all about having a good time with Friends!

A sunny Sunday by the Rhein and the Nahe!

Waiting for the ferry at Bingen.
And here we are on the ferry across the Rhine.
And here we are all together....

The purpose of this excursionette was to take S to a winch,,,

so she could see us from the air....

Monday, April 1, 2013

The Staffordshire Problem

The lonely planet travel survival kit to Britain devotes less than one page out of 1034 to the county of Staffordshire ("Staffs") and fails to acknowledge the Potteries Urban Area of Stoke on Trent which  has no cathedral but a synagogue, a Minster, a mosque and two sikh temples in its conurbation.

How can this be possible in a county that contains the highest village in Britain, Flash: The village, in the Staffordshire Moorlands, stands at 463 m (1518 ft) above sea level?

Here is the exclusive NW sourced list of things to do in Staffs and I intend to visit and provide reports on these in the near future in a form of Round Staffs Rally:

Ancient High House

Belvide Reservoir

Biddulph Grange

Blithbury Reindeer Lodge

Blithfield Hall

Blithfield Reservoir

Bomb crater at RAF Fauld

Brindley Water Mill

Broad Eye Windmill

Burslem Hall

Cannock Chase

Chasewater Railway

Cheddleton Flint Mill

Churnet Valley Railway

Coors Visitor Centre and Museum of Brewing (previously the Bass Museum) Closed in June 2008

Croxden Abbey

Dovecliff Hall

Downs Banks

Drayton Manor Theme Park

Eccleshall Castle

Festival Park

Ford Green Hall

Foxfield Steam Railway

Gladstone Pottery Museum

Hanley Park

Heart of England Way

Moseley Railway Trust (Apedale)

Ilam Park

Izaak Walton Cottage Museum

Manifold Way following the route of the former Leek and Manifold Valley Light Railway

Lichfield Cathedral

Lichfield Road

Madeley Old Hall

Michelin Man (giant)

Monkey Forest

Moseley Old Hall

Mow Cop Castle

National Memorial Arboretum

Peak District National Park

RSPB Coombes Valley

Rudyard Lake Steam Railway

Sandon Hall

Shugborough Estate

Stafford Castle

Staffordshire Regiment Museum

Stafford Services M6 North bound

Stafford Services M6 North bound

Staffordshire Moorlands

The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery

The Pennine Way

The Roaches

Tamworth Castle

Trentham Gardens

Trentham Lakes

Tutbury Castle

Victoria Park

Wall Roman Site

Wedgwood Museum

Weston Park

Whitmore Hall

Apedale Community Country Park  
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