Sunday, 6 November 2016

Here in Sydney, which is in Australia for those of you who are as bad at geography as I am at spelling, you can travel on trains, buses and ferries all day long on a Sunday for just $2.50. A bargin. Well done Sydney Transport. Now, to show how good you really are why not do away will the $15 surcharge to go to and from the Airport. That is a rip-off in anyone's language.

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Long Term Post; about the weather

Up to 2009 we had really hot dry summers. Then suddenly God decided once again he didn’t like the way people in this country were living such sinful lives that he decide to punish us by filling the  summer months with rain.

Well that’s what opponents of same sex marriage said anyway. What really happened is the Atlantic Ocean warmed up, possibly due to climate change or maybe just something that happens from time to time.

A group of meteorologist recently ( May 2013) met in Exeter and decided that the Atlantic was going through a 20 year warming cycle. This warming has affected the Jet Stream, bringing it further south which produces loads of rain brought in by the persistent South West winds that blow over the UK. If this is true then the next sunny summer we will have here in the UK will be in 2030 or there abouts. I will be 87 by then, I could even miss it.

But I have set this post to re-appear in 2016, 2021, 2026 and 2031 so we can check on the accuracy of the Met Offices prediction.

Thursday, 2 July 2015

A couple of blasts from the past. The green bus is modern but done up in the Salford City Transport livery. No ads on the side. Salford didn't approve of ads. The red bus is a 1966 Manchester cooperation Transport bus out of hthe bus museum in the old Queens Road depot.

Wednesday, 24 June 2015


English Riviera Sightseeing Tours has acquired Bristol LH replica Charabanc TR6147
 Presently it is parked up at English Riviera Sightseeing Tours headquarters but soon be gracing the roads of our fair town taking visitors around the beautiful Torbay.
More info click here

Monday, 15 June 2015

Hello again, again.

I have had a lot of comments re drivers hours. I can only suggest you have a look on site to see exactly what our beloved government say on the matter. If you are still having problems then have a word with your union.

As for driving over hours because of heavy traffic, well this is OK provided it doesn't happen too often, in my opinion more that once every 3 months would be too often. If it does then the schedules need looking at. Seriously.

No I don't think an overnight break of 8 and half hours is long enough but last time I looked that was the minimum.

Good luck and stay safe out there.

PS I have not been getting your comments recently but I have made an adjustment to the settings so I should get an email when anyone leaves a comment. Thanks.