Category Archives: Places

Leaving Grange

I can report that the 6-minute train journey from Grange-over-Sands to Arnside takes 2 hours on a bicycle: some of it into a headwind! You stick to the low roads that wind through distinctive limestone hummocks until it is no … Continue reading

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Barrow to Grange

I got off the train in Barrow-in-Furness and 15 minutes later was eating a second breakfast. I followed the Morecambe Bay Cycle Way and cycled between a gas terminal (with miniature flares) on one side and oystercatcher-friendly mudflats on the … Continue reading

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Shirley Baker: Women and Children; and Loitering Men

Photographs of streets and their occupants in Salford, Moss Side, Hulme and Ancoats in the 1960s and 70s. The exhibition in Manchester Art Gallery also had recorded reminiscences from people who had featured in the shots.  Even allowing for an … Continue reading

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Utrecht to the Hook of Holland

Today was just putting in the kilometres to catch the ferry home. Yes, I did get lost in Delft – roadworks, which was my excuse the last time too. However, I did notice a couple of things: storks, different coloured … Continue reading

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Amersfoort to Utrecht: navigating by knooppunten

A bit hit and miss, but we got here. I don’t know what happened to knooppunt 39. Same procedure tomorrow for the much longer stage of Utrecht to the Hook via Woerden and Delft. I always get lost in Delft . … Continue reading

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Back in Berlin

A ride to Jüterbog along the skater routes – surprisingly undulating – and then a train to Berlin. Opposite the Nordbahnhof I noticed this building: It’s hard now to distinguish between the old East and West Berlins in the centre, … Continue reading

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Doberlug-Kirchhain to Schönewalde

A pleasant, if not particularly memorable, day’s cycling, following the Schwarze Elster for part of the way. I finally got round to taking a photo of a shop doorway in Kirchhain to represent all the brickwork I have admired over … Continue reading

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