Monthly Report, March 2024

Another Oxford month - but with lots of London days, and a wee island holiday.

Reporting Days: 31

Location: Mostly Oxford

Distance walked: 300 km

Distance driven: 190 km

Photographs Taken: Hundreds

Mostly Oxford

I always think that Spring-time is a best time to be in Oxford - and while there were quite a few lovely Spring-like days, there were also quite a few days when Spring felt like a distant promise!

Rainbow Bridge, University Parks

Jubilee Bridge, Christ Church Meadow

Bluebells, University Parks

London Days

Another Oxford month also means easy access to London, and on most London days I seem to wind up wandering beside the river.  Eventually I'll get round to walking the whole of the Thames Path again, but in the meantime, I'll keep doing wee bits of the Path.

Canary Wharf, London

London Eye, South Bank, London

Island Break

Usually when I make reference to an 'island break', it's a sure sign that I'm heading north to Shetland's beaches and headlands.  But just occasionally that means south.

We are regular visitors to Alderney - our first visit was in 1994, our second was in 2009 so we just had to add a 2024 visit to the diary. Next visit 2039? Our 'usual' hotel is closed at the moment for what looks like a very major refurbishment, but lots of the other landmarks didn't seem to have changed much and the flight into Alderney airport is still serviced by very small planes (even smaller than the Logonair Saabs that serviced Shetland until very recently). 

Braye Harbour, Alderney

Platte Saline, Alderney

Braye Bay, Alderney

Flying with Aurigny, Alderney Airport

Next Month

Back on the trains to Italy, for a Spring-time visit to Lombardy.