I have titled this blog “Less is More” because after doing two rather large galleries for Europe, I have decided to create smaller ones for England.
That means, less photos per gallery, but more galleries, is the result of this exercise. There will be only 60 photos per gallery, half the size of the Europe galleries, and I intend to release one per week over the next few weeks until we reach the end of our tour.
The first gallery for England is titled, ‘England 2017 – South-East England’.
After arriving at St Pancras International on Eurostar, we travelled to Maidstone, where we stayed with family.
We hired a car and drove to Margate and then followed the south-east coast via Deal, Walmer and Dover Castles to Romney Sands, where we had time with family. That part of the south coast also happens to be the home of the Romney, Hythe, and Dymchurch Railway (RHDR).
The RDHR is a 15 in gauge light railway, operating 11 one third scale steam, and two diesel, locomotives. The 22-km line runs from Hythe, via Dymchurch, New Romney and Romney Sands to Dungeness, and the Dungeness Lighthouse.
From Romney Sands we travelled via Brighton, to Portsmouth where we took the Isle of White passenger ferry to Ryde to travel on the ex-London underground electric train to Shanklin and then returned to Ryde Pier Head.
After heading back to Portsmouth on the ferry, we drove to Reading where we returned our rent-a-car.
The next gallery will be based around the Devon and Cornwall part of our journey.
Till next time, Peter Stokes