…the added bonus is there are no mosquitoes in the greater Seattle area unless I go out on a trek’s into the forest. Summers in New England could get unbearable at times even in the city… Seattle does have plenty of spiders however. …maybe they eat all of the mosquitoes.
…and keeping with the Vintage theme here are some vintage boats located by the MOHAI museum and Center for Wooden Boats on Lake Union in Seattle.
Having driven down through France yesterday I drove over the Forclaz and Grand St Bernard passes today. Yes, the latter for its Italian Job connection, but having done so, without having planned it I’ve ended up staying at what was Paolo Stanzani’s house and the place is wall to wall with Lamborghini and motor racing memorabilia such as this picture with Gandini and Dallara.
An old picture I’m afraid from the 2012 Showbus rally at Duxford. This particular Routemaster was used in a “Come to Britain” campaign to attract tourists from the USA and Canada.
Between March and August 1952 this bus travelled from New York to San Francisco and return, and then toured around the Eastern Provinces of Canada (all long before Cliff Richard and the Shadows’ thought of it) covering some 12,000 miles in all.
For those interested in vintage buses and coaches, note that on Sunday 25th September (3 days’ time) there is the 50th SHOWBUS Rally, the biggest in the world, at the Hertfordshire Showground (near Junction 9 of the M1). Apparently this will be the last ever Showbus which has previously been an annual event, Covid excepted of course.