Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Preview of Coming Attractions

January's so miserable; February's not much better.  It's another New Year and I'm still carrying those extra pounds (/stone) and I'm a year older and I look it.  I needed something to look forward to.  

So I booked myself a little trip.

It's this year's Epic Journey With Little Purpose!  Except, for the first time, there's actually a point to it.  I'm going to have a week of bouncing round the Cumbrian Coast Line in mid-April, enabling me to wipe a swathe of otherwise difficult to collect stations off the map in one go.  A week long orgy of Tarting.  Hopefully there will be a bit of sun and not much flooding otherwise I'll be stuck in a Travelodge in Barrow-in-Furness staring out the window.

I know it's a few months off, but I'm already pretty excited by the prospect.  I have routes to plan, timetables to consult, spreadsheets to fill in.  And it'll make up for the general lack of activity round here.  

Such fun!


Carrie said...

Yay! Let me know when you're up and I shall endeavour to be there at the same time. The Cumbrian Coast Line is one of the joys of my life.

JimmyMac said...

The Travelodge in Barrow is nice enough: I even went back there on another occasion. Enjoy!

Anonymous said...

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