Friday, July 11, 2008

Never An Idle Moment

It's been a very busy two months; hence the wide gap between journal entries.

In a dual role as both photographer and navigator, I recently took the "left seat" in a 1932 Austin 16 Berkeley during the 46th Annual Great Manchester to Blackpool Car Run. With Sarah providing encouragement from the backseat, and the classic automobile's owner steering to my directions, we wound our way through the beautiful Lancashire countryside on a very sunny Sunday afternoon. Spectators and curious onlookers alike cheered as we and the other vintage car rally participants crossed the finish line under the shadow of the beachside Blackpool Tower.

We're off in a few hours to attend a three-day press trip in the east coast town of Durham. Renown for its imposing cathedral and equally distinguished university, we will be joining other travel journalists in seeing the sights and being briefed by the local tourism promoters at this very photogenic corner of Northumbria. Afterwards, Sarah and I plan to also visit Robin Hood's Bay and the festival town of Scarborough before heading back to homebase.

Trip report to follow.

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