Sep 182018
 

That sure was a great afternoon in Nottingham, with Mark T! For me, is was a trip down memory lane, since I lived in Nottingham for a while, way back in 2001! When I was dating a lad called David! I really had, forgotten was a nice city, Nottingham is!

It was also great fun using the Nottingham Trams, for only the second time! Need to go back again, really soon and use them again!



More photos from this set can be seen at www.gordon-valentine.com/zenphoto/days-out/18-09-2018/

Sep 102018
 

I can now add Ealing Broadway and Slough, to the list of railway stations, that I’ve used!

Slough railway station

Sep 042018
 

I met up with my friend Mark T (not not my house mate, this is another Mark), who got a LNER train service from, King’s Cross at 1:06pm, which got into Grantham at 2:19pm. Then we got the East Midlands Trains, which left Grantham at 2:27 and got us in Skegness at around 4:56pm.

Then we had a good walk around, took many photos, had some food before getting the 6:14pm service back to Grantham. Then we waited around at Grantham rail station, till Mark’s next train to London, which turned up at 8:19pm.

We had so much fun! Already planning our next railway trip!



Sep 022018
 

That’s me just walked another canal, this time the Nottingham and Beeston canal.




More photos of the Nottingham and Beeston canal can be seen at www.gordon-valentine.com/zenphoto/days-out/02-09-2018/

Aug 222018
 

Well, that was, so much fun! Nick and myself headed off to Old Hunstanton for the day! Which could, mean only one thing!! We both had to wear wetsuits…

Hope you enjoy these photos! Please do comment on them!!

Old Hunstanton

The full set of these photos can be seen at www.gordon-valentine.com/zenphoto/days-out/22-08-2018/

Aug 202018
 

Here is a very small collection of my favourite #walk1000miles, 2018 photos so far!

Highlights include my first wetsuit walk of the year, Rutland Round, Scarborough & Whitby Railway, Crinan Canal, and of course Corrour railway station!

2XU A:1 Active wetsuit
Second day of Rutland Round
Scarborough & Whitby Railway
Bell's Bridge, Glasgow
Crinan Canal
Corrour railway station

Aug 052018
 

After reading about a woman who has visited almost 1,000 Wetherspoons Across The UK.

I of course, had to make my own list! At only 19, still got a lot of catching up to do! — www.gordon-valentine.com/travel/jd-wetherspoon-pubs/

Jul 312018
 

Today, I had to use three trains to get from Paisley to Grantham. The first train took me from Paisley Gilmour Street to Glasgow Central. Then, I of course had to walk from Glasgow Central to Glasgow Queen Street.

I could have got the 5:15pm to Edinburgh Waverley, but it was way to busy. So I waited till the 5:30pm ScotRail service, which worked out better, since it was a Class 365, eight-carriage train.

Still can’t believe how much better the Glasgow–Edinburgh via Falkirk line, since the electrification project. Just hope, that next time, I use the line. I get to use one of the Class 385 trains!

Once in Edinburgh, it was time to wait for the 7:36pm service to Grantham. Got to say, that LNER is so better than Virgin Trains! Which is, one of the main reasons I stopped going by train!

Also Adam the train manager was so funny!! He was coming out with things like “the buffet car is located in coach H for hungry” and “If you are still standing and not a fan of Elton John head to coaches E and F”



Jul 302018
 

I can now add Paisley Gilmour Street railway, to the list of railway stations, that I’ve used!

Paisley Gilmour Street railway station
Paisley Gilmour Street railway station
Paisley Gilmour Street railway station

More photos can be found @ www.gordon-valentine.com/zenphoto/railway-stations/paisley-gilmour-street/

Jul 172018
 

It was a year ago today that Nick and myself climbed Ben Nevis, which is of course, the highest mountain in the British Isles! Standing at 1,345 metres above sea level!! Still can’t believe that we both did it!!

Here are some photos + vlog, from a truly amazing day!





More photos from this set can be found @ www.gordon-valentine.com/zenphoto/uk-named-summits/ben-nevis-17-07-2017/.

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