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I decided against writing a rolling blog of today’s travels as it would detract from the other things I needed to do today – but also my enjoyment of the here and now. So, where am I? Folks who follow me on twitter @PaulMBigland will know already, for everyone else – I’m in Ryde, on the Isle of Wight. I’ve ducked the latest lockdown bullets (just) to spend a day on the oldest trains on the national rail network before they retire.

These trains were built by Metropolitan-Cammell, Birmingham for the London Underground in 1938. They’ve operated on the Isle of Wight since 1989, but now their days are numbered.

I made my way over here on another old technology – only one far less successful. As far as I’m aware, I arrived on the only remaining commercial hovercraft service.

I’ll blog more tomorrow, right now it’s been a long day since leaving West Yorkshire…

But, hang on – what’s the actual picture of the day you ask. Well, it’s this one, which combines the other two.

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