Tag Archives: 2017

Catch Up Roadtrip 2 [2017] : Toronto -Niagara, Where Water Migrates And Runs Out Of Floor


Because They’re Worth It



Catch Up Roadtrip 2 [2017] : Ottawa – Stomach Issues And The Ultimately Welcome Veracious Vomiting


A day then abruptly curtailed … gradually then suddenly and definitively .. beat a retreat

Its never a good sign opting for the peppermint tea from the available tea options – relief to make it back to the hotel..relief when the wrongness sets about departing..Nuke The Assault With Cola

Catch Up Roadtrip 2 [2017] : Boston To Quebec (A Route Worth Taking – A Destination Worth Avoiding)

Route Map Boston To Quebec

The route from Boston selected was the slightly less direct of the two options – it was a relatively marginal difference in the scheme of things and went up in a bow via the Hamptons.

This was a place with a name that seemed familiar – uncertain as to why but it did, plus it went up into Canada via what appeared to be a less major road..a guess was made that this might make for a more interesting and scenic route.

We will never know – because the fleeting wondering that occurs about such things was hardly likely to evolve into a rational for driving the not entirely unsubstantial collection miles back down the other route .. Boston revisited, unhelpfully so – given a need to get back to Toronto at some point.  So with only one route experienced all that can be said is that this route was a route worth taking.  Gradually upward slowly into the hills, no European winding mountain pass, just a gradual sloping into the browning trees until eventually it was joined by some Snow..

the hamptons USA Coastal

Bay the hamptons USA

Bay the hamptons USA

old houses in hamptons usa

Coast Beach Hamptons USA

Pumpkins Which Meadowmere USA

USA Road

Skyline Road USA

US Canada Border

Go Canada Go Maple Leaf

Night Quebec

City Wall Quebec Night

Side Street Qubec Night

Qubec – we had another day here before moving on.. The first evening was just a quick encounter, an effort at dinner and a couple of drinks and in those few hours you can learn what seemed to be the two key things about Quebec.

  1. It has an element of Old – That was not seen in the USA and very much felt like it was back in Europe somewhere
  2. Its unpleasant and rude in a way you would struggle to find elsewhere, that is to say the people are – not all, but if an impression can be made so swiftly by such a resounding level of consistency then its a whole lot of rude and its spread none too thinly about the populous.

Looking to go somewhere and have a relaxing and enjoyable time, dont choose Quebec, never Quebec…If you want to see old – go to Europe..if you want rude, go to a theme restaurant that specialises in that sort of thing, at least afterwards you can walk out and be back among the customary levels of rude, indifferent, friendly and mental that frequent most other places.


Catch Up Roadtrip 2 [2017] : Boston





















A Small Corner Of Night Life














Christian Science Mother Church
Christian Science – God made the big bang with his Junior Scientist Christmas Gift Set? What is a Christian Science vs someone else Science? how did they get their own Science? A confusing wonder this has turned out to be
Segways? – Came into being to be the thing you cant fall off until G.Bush Jnr found his purpose & disproved such talk




Catch Up Roadtrip 2 [2017] : Boston, A Place With A New York In The Way – Circumventing

Route Map Washington DC to Boston
Circumvent New York Congestion and US propensity to drop a toll on not rare or particularly predictable occasions

Driving In the USA

Big American Flag Driving In the USA
Oh yes – thats right, its not Lincolnshire, i knew that i think but in a, this is very autumnal for Thailand sort of way

Dillsburg Tobacco Outlet

Boston Underground
Boston Underground – Recapturing The Spirit of US Public Transport, not like that there Washington DC, all plush with its clean surfaces and unexposed electric cabling
Boston Underground Looking Good
A Hatch – For Heroic Doings When Alan Rickman takes over the underground station with menaces

Boston Subway Station

Boston Subway Train
Its more a subterranean tram – least it looks like a tram, in a dystopian future where this was once the outside but had long since been buried and built upon, safety while Arnold nips of to Mars

Night Skyline Boston USA

Al Dente Boston USA
Good Portions and Italian – Italian Food

Catch Up Roadtrip 2 [2017] : Canada & USA – Washington DC

Capital Hill Building Night Washington DCLights On Capital Hill Building Washington DC

Washington DC The White HouseEisenhower Executive Office Building

United States Air Force Memorial Washington DCHelicopter Washington DCPentagon Washington DCPentagon Memorial SignPentagon 9/11 memorial garden

9/11 Heros Memorial Highway Sign
Who does it serve – to go out of your way to define the unwilling victims of someone else’s act not as Victims – The Lost – The Dead – As Heros – Heroism can not be bequeathed by someone else’s horrendous choices, it is not achieved in death regardless how pointless, violent or shocking its nature might be..  Its no heroic to die – heroism comes by the nature of your own choices, most of these poor people and their families will not have made such a choice.  They are dead – the unwilling dead and no highway will help redress this.

Bridge Washington DCyellow fauna autumn leafs Washington DCLincoln Memorial Washington DCLincoln Statue Memorial Washington DCDe-evolution of US Presidents CartoonWashington DC Monumentlincoln memorial and lake Washington DCCircular Fountain Washington DC0224

Washington MemorialTree Autumn Washington DCThe White House Washington DCChilli in bread bowl Washington DCChina Town Washington DCEisenhower Executive Office Building

The Front Page Bar Washington DC
Decent Bar – Good Happy Hour

Washington DC Subway

Washington DC was probably one of the two most interesting places visited on this trip. Unlike other US cities it has a clean and well maintained public transport system and a size that is both manageable to explore but also large enough to warrant exploring.  The impressive building make for obvious landmarks, while the night life seemed more vivid and available.

Its not New York City – but Washington DC is definitely worth a visit and had more than enough to keep a tourist engaged for a good few days.

Trump Putin Gallery Cartoon