Transport

Many moons ago, I was all for Shanks’ Pony, as only walking could get you to the more out of the way places. Or up and down rocky bits:

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That said, I have always liked railways (except the ones into London at present, as they are seriously not up to the job). And little old Narrow Gauge ones are the best, such as this one in the Harz Mountains in Germany:

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And cars, preferably old cars, and having some fun on seriously twisty roads:

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Stelvio Pass

Oh, and how about an old plane, flying over the beach so as to avoid the Sierra Madre mountains in Cuba, this was the best I could do through the ancient window:

1960s Antonov Santiago de Cuba to Havana, 2005

1960s Antonov Santiago de Cuba to Havana, 2005

You can see more at Ailsa’s, here.

 

49 comments

  1. I love riding on trains, and the view from the airplane is quite special…Love your photo series.

  2. I love the plane shot, Sue! Looks like it’s just about hanging in there 🙂 Was that you or a companion abseiling?

    • Sue

      The plane was just about hanging in there….I congratulated the pilot for a gentle landing! I think he was quite amused….
      Oh, and yes, me in 1986….I’ve always been an adrenaline junkie! It was me in the car as well….

  3. I have been on my fair share of Antonovs over the years. Love that railway shot too.
    You were braver than me, abseiling down that cliff!
    Best wishes, Pete.

  4. I like variety in my transport too Sue.
    Like you, definitely not the trains in and out of London. But I’ve really enjoyed trains around Spain, Germany, Austria and France recently.
    Struggling to give much time to blogging at the moment but manage to shadow one of my favourite trains from the summer. We shall see.

  5. We’ve been watching ‘Great Railway Journeys’ with Michael Portello. So entertaining to see how one can get around almost everywhere by train. I don’t think that rock climbing would be my forté. 🙂

  6. Oh, forgot to say that the plane looks as though it was on its last legs. 😯

  7. Enjoyed this, Sue, and I didn’t even flinch as went over the edge. 🙂

    janet

  8. Sue I love that first photo and loved even more that it is you!! A kindred spirit.

  9. A very appropriate set Sue – particularly like the Sprite/Midget (?) on the mountain road. Very reminiscent of the old Monte Carlo Rally; the sort of machine Pat Moss would have thrived in.

  10. Great shots of some great travel!

  11. That twisty road looks seriously scary Sue .. oh AND your abseiling ! …. not to mention flying in that vintage lol aircraft … I did enjoy looking at these these from the safety of my sofa 🙂

    • Sue

      That road was tremendous fun, and I enjoyed a smaller nearby one, too…the Gavia Pass. The abseil was a great experience, and the Anntonov fine after the first moments of worry. Glad you enjoyed the virtual ride!!

  12. How do I get so behind? I love these glimpses of daredevil Sue, and mourn the passing of those days vicariously. But you squeezed every ounce of adrenaline out of them, eh? The abseiling one is probably not a selfie. I love the glimpse of Cuba too. It looks as if the plane may have been made in the Ukraine if my google-source is right.

    • Sue

      Well, Daredevil Sue is not in evidence these days, but life has it’s phases, and I’m glad I did what I did when I could! As for selfies, ugh! And that abseiling one was most definitely not one, or I would have been in that sea!

  13. Awww, it felt good to see Stelvio again. You were transported a lot in your life time.

  14. They’re all very exciting. Awesome.

  15. Awesome. I love Your photos.

  16. oh fabulous, not sure I’d like abseiling to be my commute though worst that the trains into London – well almost!

  17. Thanks for taking us back for a short peek Sue 🙂

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