Sunday, September 29, 2013

Holiday Diary - Days 79 & 80

Day 79

We started the day a little late and headed for Kidderminster to find the Severn Valley Railway. We were a bit too late for the first train so we had to wait for the second.

Here are some of the photos from this train trip.

On entry into the station I found this narrow gauge track
and a small gentleman who seems to have been waiting a while

The starting point for the train trip

We passed a zoo where we saw a rhino

and a couple of elephants

The first stop

We crossed a river

Second stop

Third stop

Fourth stop

The end of the line

One of the other steam trains running on this day

The engine that was pulling our train

We saw a model railway at one of the stations

This is the train that runs on the narrow gauge tracks at Kidderminster
After the train trip we went back to the motel to get ready for the evening outing to Bedworth City Hall where Lee Mead was appearing.

Us with Lee, backstage after the show
Day 80

Today we drove up to Leicester to check out a knitting museum but it wasn't going to be open until 2pm so we decided to head to the next motel which is at Heathrow. On the way we saw a sign directing us to Warner Bros Studios so we thought we would check it out. Unfortunately they don't generally let you in unless you already have tickets for the tour, but the guard let us drive past the front of the building where we saw a set of statues.

Statues at the front of Warner Bros Studios
We still had plenty of time to get to the motel so we thought we might have a look at Windsor Castle. When we got there there was a long queue to get in and no suitable parking so we took a couple of photos and set the GPS for the motel.

Queen Victoria

One side of the castle (part I)

... (part II)

Another side of the castle
We're now settled into our motel. This is the last motel we will be staying in on this side of the world. Tomorrow we go for a boat ride on the Thames and take a look at Salvation Army Headquarters. Sue also wants to visit the bookshop.


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