sailing into Poole

Britain has been basking in real summer weather lately and before I before I flew stateside I had the celebration of my significant other's significant birthday to enjoy..Scotland was the destination, so the ferry trip to Poole followed by the drive up was enhanced by the beautiful weather. I took to the deck of the fast car ferry to catch some shots as we came into Poole on the South Coast of England. Ferry services from Guernsey sail to Weymouth, Poole or Portsmouth, none of which are well served by fast roads linking with the motorway system. The motorway system has suffered from underinvestment for decades and every time I make the drive to Scotland, I wonder how long it will take for journeys to take less time on minor roads. Why is lane hogging a British trait! I would like the gantry boards to have messages like 'are you sitting in the middle lane because you might in the next 5 minutes need to overtake a lorry!' Only joking but something pithy might get through. I LOVE the American system of be able to overtake on either side and don't think it's dangerous as long as you know you have to look both sides.

Living on a small island necessarily entails a deal of isolation, but when the ferry trip is like this one it is bearable.



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Hello! I’m Anne and it’s a pleasure to have you look in on my little food blog. As a Thermomix user for more than 10 years and an advisor I can tell you the tips, tricks and greatness of this kitchen wonder. Most of the recipes have Thermomix instructions but please dive in - a sponge is a sponge, and pastry can be made traditionally (but why would you?) I am a keen amateur photographer too, so if you’d like to see what I’m up to please visit my other Instagram page @vannilla

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