Category Transportation

On Track

Earlier this month I started my new spin-off blog dedicated to my travels by train and anything else topical related to overseas train travel. I have now posted over 20 articles with plenty of photos from thirty years of overseas train travel, a period that has seen me complete well over 200 journeys outside of the […]

Train Delay At Reigate

Mrs Wilbur was travelling home from Reigate in Surrey today when the all too familiar announcement came across the tannoy that scheduled trains were being delayed. “What is it this time?” she thought to herself, “Staff shortages, signal problems, leaves on the track?” For once it was a good reason – The Flying Scotsman, that […]

Sunday Photo – 10

Athens, the Kifisia to Piraeus Line take from Monastiraki in November 2014.

Sarajevo Trams

The capital of Bosnia & Herzegovina has the oldest tram system in Europe and the second oldest in the world after San Francisco. It opened on New Years day 1885 with the city used as a guinea pig for the Austro-Hungarian empire, of which Sarajevo was a part at that time. It was a test […]

Z – MY TWENTY-SIXTH (AND LAST) TRANSPORTATION THEMED BLOG FOR THE APRIL A-Z CHALLENGE

As fascinated as I am with the zeppelin, I am far too young to have flown in one and there is not a chance with my vertigo that I would entertain riding a zip wire. So what to choose for my ‘Z’ transportation theme? Well, on the basis that my regular travel companions have stated […]

YACHT – MY TWENTY-FIFTH TRANSPORTATION THEMED BLOG FOR THE APRIL A-Z CHALLENGE

I have ‘sailed’ a yacht three times, each time as crew to experienced yachtsmen. The first time was a nice serene affair around Plymouth Sound. The second and third occasions were however described by each skipper as the “worst conditions that I have ever sailed in!” The first of these two gale-force episodes took place in […]

WHALE SPOTTING BOAT – MY TWENTY-THIRD TRANSPORTATION THEMED BLOG FOR THE APRIL A-Z CHALLENGE

It was my 50th Birthday in January and to celebrate, Mrs Wilbur & I headed for Iceland. It was all arranged for a very special day – whale watching in the afternoon and the Northern Lights in the evening. Off we trotted full of enthusiasm, confident that the cetaceans would be out in force for […]

VESSEL – MY TWENTY-SECOND TRANSPORTATION THEMED BLOG FOR THE APRIL A-Z CHALLENGE

I have been on vessels of all shapes and sizes from rowing boats to cruise ships from battle ships to pleasure boats and from submarines to a Chinese junk. You have already read accounts of my experiences on a paddle steamer, a foxtrot sub, a ferry boat, a kayak and some cruise ships, whilst there […]

TUK TUK – MY TWENTIETH TRANSPORTATION THEMED BLOG FOR THE APRIL A-Z CHALLENGE

April ’97 saw me in India on a small group tour of India. Everything was laid out on a plate for us for the Golden Triangle route of Delhi, Jaipur & Agra. Although the tour company were independently minded, I still had the urge to wander off the beaten track and pleasingly a rather attractive […]

SKI-LIFT – MY NINETEENTH TRANSPORTATION THEMED BLOG FOR THE APRIL A-Z CHALLENGE

This article is lifted straight out of the text from my Forthcoming Book, which will be published soon….. My second ski holiday was to Poina Brasov in Transylvania. On the penultimate day of the trip I had an incident that was to prove to be my last ever day on skis. We had graduated to […]