Author Archives: Widewanderer

About Widewanderer

Retired bus driver and teacher. Now indulging in travel, writing, photography, videography, railways and canals...plus some "normal" stuff, too! Home is my faithful narrowboat, with nothing but the freedom of the waterway ahead of me.

Resonance

Some twenty years ago, as a much younger man, I worked as a teacher in what is now referred to as an “Independent School”. Part of my pastoral responsibilities lay with the care of a group of cathedral choristers, during … Continue reading

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Milestones

Saturday 19th May 2018… The Sun peeped over the horizon early. Well, actually, it was bang on time, as always – the passage of the Sun across the sky can be predicted to the very second each day – but … Continue reading

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I’ve got Faith

  It IS Sunday morning. This isn’t going to be a sermon – Faith is a 50ft narrowboat, and this week she became all mine. Built in 1979, she is pretty much a classic, and lovingly looked after for the … Continue reading

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Portsmouth…The Fish & Ships Move

There is…or was…until the Railway Authorities chose to raise the price by over a quarter, almost overnight…a good value railway touring ticket entitled Freedom of the Severn & Solent, FOSS for short, amongst the railway enthusiast fraternity. Covering an area from … Continue reading

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The Well-Oiled Machine

Picture the scene, quintessentially English, rolling hills, not at all far from the sea, ancient and historic landmarks. It was a lovely spring Saturday morning as I left home, 5am, the sun barely rising, but promising perfect lighting conditions in … Continue reading

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“Bashing” to Didcot

It just turned out that St Patrick’s Day coincided with a day off from driving my bus around, dear reader. Many with true green Irish blood flowing through their veins might celebrate wildly on that day. But I’m not the … Continue reading

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All aboard the virtual train

Escape. I suppose we all need to do it from time to time. For me, the pressure of real-world work doesn’t allow much time for actually escaping, so my indulgence is to escape to the virtual world. It’s no secret … Continue reading

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