Category Archives: Travel Tales

Humourous tales of the Captain’s holidays.

Lest We Forget

Twelve years ago today, Mrs. Limey and I were aboard a charter flight to Crete. The journey had been largely uneventful until around an hour from landing, when the cabin crew grew suddenly and noticeably tense. They asked us, politely … Continue reading

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That Riviera Touch: Part One

On December the Ninth my wife and I decamped to Mexico for a two-week holiday in the Mayan Riviera. This is the first in a new mini-series of blogs capturing some of the highlights. Lowlights too. No one would argue that a long-haul … Continue reading

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My Left Foot

This blog entry actually refers to an incident that happened some time ago, however I’m reproducing it as if it were a current diary entry because, frankly, I can’t be arsed going through it and changing all the tenses. So … Continue reading

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Bright Eyes

I have regaled you in the past with tales of my more recent holidays, but the time has come, I feel, to recount a story from my first ever holiday abroad. I was reminded of it the other day, when I found an old photo of myself … Continue reading

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The Past Is Another Country

My wife and I have just returned from Tunisia. We had a fabulous time at the wonderful  ‘Les Orangers’ hotel, Hammamet, and will no doubt return one day, as some fellow guests have done for years. However, going back isn’t always a blessing, … Continue reading

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Sunbed Economics

Of whatever else it might be accused, Tenerife could never be blamed for keeping poets awake at night in thrall to its beauty. South Tenerife in particular is best described as “brutal”: miles and miles of scrub-littered rock festooned with … Continue reading

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My last blog bitched about two passengers who blighted our recent flight to Tenerife. I hate to be predictable, but it wasn’t the first time. Oh dear me no. Not by a long chalk. Let us see what happened on a flight … Continue reading

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Such sweet sorrow…

It is an inconvenient truth of package holidays that one must, of necessity, travel with one’s fellow Brits. I know it won’t win me many friends, but I’ve got to say that it’s, at best, a mixed blessing. I don’t mean to … Continue reading

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