... from the cold, rainy winter we have endured so far. This week has been mainly dry and today has been bright and sunny. This is the view up at the mountain tram stop this afternoon...
I decided to take advantage of the break in the weather to have a little day out on the bus. All by myself. I had some gift vouchers from my sister for Christmas and birthday so thought I would see what I fancied spending them on. P had planned to have a long run up on the fells so he didn't want to come with me. No tugging on my leash as I browse the clothing aisles!
A two minute walk to the bus stop at the end of Dog Poo Alley then hop on the bus, paying with my old fogey bus pass and a pleasant 50 minute pootle along the coast road.
I was out for three and a half hours in total, stopping briefly for coffee and a sandwich just before the office lunchtime rush.
I took advantage of the bus free WiFi to message P to let him know I was on my way.
It was a pleasant surprise to see him waiting by the bus stop as I got off. He must have missed me!
Lucky you to have a bus JayCee. Wish we had one.ReplyDelete
Perhaps you would have to move into town, Dave.Delete
There are lots of school buses so why can't the public use them in between school and at night and the school holidays? The infrastructure is there although it's private. I would love to go to town for a drink and catch the bus home on a weekend.Delete
Perhaps they can't afford the staff and maintenance overheads to keep it running outside of school hours. Shame though as it could be a lifeline for lots of people.Delete
It's private companies that run the school buses and the government subsidized the fares. There's been talk of subsidized taxis for rural dwellers. Which would create taxi jobs and much needed transport. But it's only been talk and nothings yet happened where we live.Delete
I'd love a pootle along the coast. Sounds like a lovely day out doing what you fancy.ReplyDelete
I hope you are let out of jail soon Linda.Delete
Are there houses anywhere near that tram stop? Or is it just there for tourism? It looks strangely deserted!ReplyDelete
It's the "Bungalow" stop up on the mountain road for those people who want to go up to the summit. No houses anywhere near. It only operates during the April to October season so that's why it looks deserted.Delete
Just seen your weather gadget - looks good - might try and put it on my blog!ReplyDelete
We can keep track of each other's weather then!Delete
Aw! What a nice day you've had! Despite dog poo alley, which sounds like a mindful walk to be sure. P waiting at the end of it made a sweet spot.ReplyDelete
I really enjoyed my day. And I did buy some pretty things too.Delete
That sounds like a good way to while away a few hours in your own company!ReplyDelete
Yep. Decent weather, punctual buses, gift vouchers to spend and January Sale prices. A fun day for me.Delete
I suspect that Lord Peregrine was waiting at the bus stop simply to get your leash back on before you ran off. Maybe you should have more days like that - "me time" is good for us.ReplyDelete
Hmmm... he did seem quite interested in how many bags I was carrying and what was in them...Delete
Did he ask who Douglas was? After all you said, "I am going to visit Douglas on the bus!" and also "I love Douglas!"Delete
It sounds like a great little outing. I am know to ride public transport just because I can, though it's mostly for a reason.ReplyDelete
It's great when it's free with your senior citizens card.Delete
Good you took advantage of nicer weather to get out and about. It's cold and snowy here - just a couple of inches of snow and easy to clear up. Now I am curious about what you bought!ReplyDelete
I bought some new clothes and lipstick. Mood lifters!Delete
I have one of those leashes too for when I shop with Lady M. I was pleased to see that whilst reading your page today, I was joined by someone from Anchorage.ReplyDelete
I bet it's chilly up there.Delete
How lovely to get a bus along the coast. The last bus I was on was the Park'nRide into Oxford a few years ago. My son doesn't live there now so won't be doing that anytime soon.ReplyDelete
Most bus journeys here can be very scenic (except the routes that only serve the housing estates!)Delete
Buses are great if you don't drive or, can't. Thank goodness we have them!ReplyDelete
I no longer enjoy driving so having a bus pass and reasonably regular bus services is a treat.Delete