General Blog

It’s a conspiracy because I’m sick

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Remember me talking about freezing on corners in recent blog posts and on the vlogs on the YouTube channel? Well, they’ve caught up with me and I’ve come down with the lurgy. I shall spare you all the graphic details and I certainly won’t subject you to any photos of me looking like death warmed […]

Buses

The Hunt for the Poppy Bus

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The Go North East Poppy Bus

  It’s not often I’m ahead of Ian when it comes to bus spotting, but with the newly repainted Go North East ‘Poppy Bus’ he’s having no luck. ‘The Poppy Bus’, registration NL63 YHO, fleet number 6086 has been travelling around the northeast for a couple of weeks now, occasionally on private hire but mainly […]

vlogs

Experimenting with Live Streaming on YouTube

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Experimenting with Live Streaming on YouTube

I’ve been wondering for a while about Live Streaming on YouTube, I tried it last summer but my old phone wasn’t up to the task, so when I got a nice sparkly new phone I thought I’d give it another try at a couple of reasonably local locations and see what happened. Perhaps I should […]

In Service Buses

Visiting York and Never Trust the Weather App

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Bus and Train Spotting Vlog at York

Do you plan your trips in part based on the weather forecast?  We do and in general, we trust the BBC Weather app on our phones.  It’s normally fairly accurate and can be the deciding factor between going out, staying home and even which destination.  Recently it outright lied to us. (We also discovered it […]

vlogs

Trainspotting at Newcastle Central Station and Buses at Gateshead Metrocentre

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Newcastle Trains January 2018

Last weekend we headed to Newcastle upon Tyne and, since I’ve filmed the buses fairly recently, I decided to head to Newcastle Central Railway Station instead for a spot of trainspotting. Due to engineering works on the lines outside the station to the west, towards the Gateshead Metrocentre, all trains were entering and leave via […]

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New locations and some trains – Doncaster and Leeds

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Doncaster Trains Jan 18

It’s always exciting and fun to visit new locations to see what buses we can find to photograph and film, but on a recent trip to Doncaster, I added trains into the mix before a surprise visit to Leeds. January can be such a difficult time camera-wise with dark, damp, dreary and unpredictable weather conditions […]

In Service Buses

It’s just too cold to look for buses on a recent trip to Hartlepool

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Bus vlog number 6 from Hartlepool, Cleveland.

  Do you find winter is a difficult time for going out to see buses?  We had this problem on a recent visit to Hartlepool.  In winter the buses are often covered in road dirt, the weather is generally less predictable, and sometimes it doesn’t feel like there are any daylight hours at all.  It […]

General Blog

Cold, Dark, Short Days looking for Buses

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Vlog #5 Buses in Newcastle upon Tyne

When the days grow shorter, the sun doesn’t rise very high causing really long shadows, and it’s cold and damp, getting decent footage becomes a lot harder.  Shadows and losing the light was a definite issue on our recent visit to Newcastle upon Tyne. The videos, including a vlog, are now all up on YouTube […]