Monday, August 29, 2011

Penang Hill Fenicular Railway

The new carrages.  Airconned and everything.

The 1 km journey now takes 10 mins as opposed to the previous 30 mins.  A bit too quick for some.  But must say it looks all very smart now.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Penang visit.

Our party numbered 11.  Hire 2 cars or 1 big van?  The van option turned out to be a brilliant choice.  First day we did the round island the rain.

 But the islands lush flora was shown off at its best.

 Tropical island style.

 The last evening of the visit was spent on Penang Hill watching the sunset show over dinner on the terrace.

And this is the sunset looking East.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Big Bro' and familly visit.

 A gathering of the clan in Penang.  Here at one of our favorite eateries,  Old Town Coffee in town...for breakfast.

Schumacher trying to avoid the camera, our youngest visitor this trip.  And yes, Schumacher's dad follows F1 and loves Ferrari

 Of course, food was high on the must do itinerary!!  We did all sorts including a seafood lunch.

Three generations.  Niece, sister and auntie.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

And todays job is...

We have been back from our Australia trip just over 4 weeks now.   So what have I  been up to since?  Painting the floor of course!!!  Well that and cracking on with the B & W model house

Friday, August 12, 2011

Book - In Search of Myths and Heros

So,  Jason and the Argo was a very early Cook and the Endeavour journey of exploration/colonial expansion: the Queen of Sheba was a promoter of interstate trade:  Shangri-la is really a place call Shambla which is where Buddhism went after India turned it's back on it as life guide:  and, well, King Arthur, Camelot etc, was a tale told by Geoffrey of Monmouth - bit like Tolkien and Lord of the Rings.

Interesting.  Or did I miss something?