Friday, 19 December 2014

Railroad Crossing


Looking out the window is the principal pastime on a train ride.
I took this when we were stopped somewhere between Portland and San Francisco.
I'm easily entertained.

Thursday, 18 December 2014

Travel Day


Today I'm on the train to San Francisco.
There usually isn't any internet on this train so I'm posting a shot from a few days ago to fill the gap.

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Paris ....


....?
Nope, Portland.
It's easier to get to and everyone speaks English.

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Zephyr


On more than one occasion it's been my good luck to find vintage passenger cars at Seattle's King Street Station.
These cars are usually privately owned.
The owners pay Amtrak to couple their cars to trains going where they want to go.
There are lots of costs involved but it can cost up to $2000. a month just to park one.

I'll be in Portland for a couple of days, then San Francisco, then home.

Monday, 15 December 2014

Fragrant Harbour ...

From The Archives

... is the english translation of Hong Kong.
I crossed the harbour once or twice on the Star Ferry.
It's not nearly as crowded as it was the last time I visited.
The metro is quicker I suppose.

Hong Kong, 2012

Sunday, 14 December 2014

Nighthawks At The Diner


As I point out fairly often it's unusual for me to be out and about late at night.
A couple of weeks ago I was on Granville Mall around midnight.

I'm off to Portland, OR and San Francisco for a week.
I'll still be nothing but it's nice to do it in a different city once in a while.