Monday, 6 February 2017

T is for Train

Hi All. Second post for me today as I want to get a post in for T day Day. Welcome to everyone who pops in at Jumbled Crafts and a special welcome to the T gang

Elizabeth is hosting T Day as she does every Tuesday and this week my drink was on a train. The day was damp and dark but we decided to have a stroll around the houses and ended up on the train to Scarborough instead. It was foggy and we couldn't see much of scenery along the way but we did enjoy the change of shops and the excitement of an unexpected journey.

 On the train our drink was a bottle of Iron Brew and a very healthy Chocolate Cornflake nest with miniature Smarties on top.

I am still a learner with my new camera but it is good to learn something new

Our lifeboat crew were doing a bit of training on the beach.

It was difficult to know what they were doing as they have a perfectly good trailer to take the boat up and down from it's boathouse to the water's edge. 
They were practicing the same technique that was used to build the pyramids. They kept moving curved shapes up to the boat and in front of it a few feet and then the tractor pulled the boat a few yards each time across the shapes--like the logs and men of old.. Maybe it was a keep fit exercise.  The trailer was just out of shot when I took this pic by the time we got to the end of the prom the boat was on the trailer about the same place as I took this pic--I think the men must have got too tired. How must the men have felt that built the pyramids?

Happy T Day All

Love Chrissie xx


  1. Glad you had a nice outing and were able to enjoy some healthy eating on the train!! Great photos, I love watching when the fire brigade does their practice down at the Rhine, too. Happy T Day, hugs, Valerie

  2. I bet that was very interesting watching them train.
    Happy T day!

  3. It's great to live in the moment and take an unexpected trip - it sounds like you had so much fun exploring and taking photos with your new camera! I loved watching your lifeboat crew and it always amazes me how they move around with all those layers of clothing that they need to wear :-). The Iron Brew and Chocolate Cornflake nest with mini Smarties was a lovely treat - Happy T Day! J :-)

  4. It's always a good idea to hop on a train! It does seem a strange exercise! Chrisx

  5. looks like you had a fun outing. And yes, when you look back hundreds and hundreds of years and how such buildings were built with none of the tools etc. available now-wow! Happy T day!

  6. I love spontaneous journeys and yours sound interesting. Fog can sometimes make things so interesting-and on a train-how cool. And I do wonder what they were doing with that boat, but it is a cool photo what ever it was. happy T day. Hugs-Erika

  7. What a lovely and interesting time you had Chrissie!
    Train travel is something we so enjoy and don't get to do enough of here in the states.
    It is a lovely way to travel.
    Looks from your nice photos that you and your new camera are getting along very well.
    Happy T Day to you oxo

  8. I was so impressed with your post. I keep thinking of the Beetles song "Scarborough Fair," which is odd because I was never a Beetles fan.

    Can you believe that I live in the largest city in my state and we don't have a train station here? We have to DRIVE about 30 miles to catch a train. So trains in KS are not for sightseeing, but for getting from one destination to another. I would LOVE to have joined you on your sightseeing day trip. I would have joined you with an Iron Brew and Chocolate Cornflake Nest with Smarties, too.

    Since I live at least 1000 miles from any sea, seeing these drills was fun to watch. I so enjoyed the photos and believe you have a handle on your new camera.

    Thanks for taking us on your day trip with us and sharing your Iron Brew and goodies for T this Tuesday.

  9. oh, you really had an interesting trip! yes, i would not have loved to be one of the Pyramide builders...
    scarborough fair... you put an earworm into my head and i think i will take out this great Simon&garfunkel cd today... (funny i often think of it when i make oven vegetables... Rosemary and thyme...)
    happy t-day and have a great week!

  10. Unexpected train journeys sound exciting and fun, glad you enjoyed it.
    Wonder if they were practicing in case the trailer breaks down! Nothing like Man Power.
    Have a great day.
    Avril xx

  11. How lovely to catch a train on the spur of the moment! Our nearest train station is about 50 km away in Guadix.
    I like your lifeboat photos. I have always been a fan (and supporter) of the RNLI. I spent part of my childhood in StIves Cornwall and I remember the life boat going out from the harbour and the stories people would tell about this or that sortie (the crew were all local volunteers and in the 50s everybody knew everybody). The lifeboat was on display (and ready to be used) on the harbour front. I would have to go in and touch it with reverence every time we went past. I loved the idea of this boat and its crew saving people in distress.
    Happy T-Day,

  12. A train journey however unexpected is a good way to travel. The photos of the life boat and crew look great. We owe lots to these folk who are prepared to go out in all weathers to save lives.
    Happy T day
    Yvonne xx

  13. Isn't it fun to discover something interesting at the end of a journey? Love your photos of these ordinary people doing exraordinary things to help people in danger.

  14. Oh I love those spur of the moment trips that let you just enjoy! I would have enjoy watching the men training and working hard moving that boat too. Happy T Day!!!

  15. I'm like Carol, those spur of the moment trips are sometimes the best. Interesting to see the men moving the boat the old way. Your photos are very clear and crisp.....good job!
    Happy T-day

  16. Great photos of the lifeboat and crew with your new camera - especially given the kind of day it was. I enjoyed reading how you compared their exercise to the building of the pyramids. How very fortunate we are to live now in many ways. Happy T Day! Hugs, Eileen

  17. I wish passenger trains were more of a thing around here. That boat-moving project looks fascinating. Unexpected journeys, yes! What a treat :) Happy T Tuesday

  18. That would have been fun to watch, sounds like you had a fun day. That chocolate cornflake nest sounds yummy, never seen anything like that before! Great pics!

  19. Fun photos and sounds like you had an interesting day! As I don't live near water of any kind, the boat and men would have kept me fascinated for quite a while. thanks for sharing! ♥


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