At the weekend the weather was so rubbish that I trundled into Hull on the bus to take photos of stuff for the year of Culture.
I have to travel to Hull whenever I’m going on the train. As all things start at Hull in this area.Hull is often referred to as the ‘end of the world’, mainly because you don’t pass through here on the train to get to other places – the line ends here…….. However, this year it’s the City of Culture and many people are excited by the effect it is having on tourism. It’s also showcasing another side of Hull, rarely seen, and the committee organising the events for the year are doing an amazing job.
Many of you who read my blog will know that train journeys often go array…….well the bus journey didn’t go as planned either………..none of you must ever travel with me, it’s not to be recommended if you want a smooth, uneventful journey.
We got to the outskirts of Hull, only for the driver to receive a message on the intercom…’the main road had been closed by police’……..🙄 Being accustomed to diversions, delays and other unexpected events, I simply waited to hear what was going to happen……..😂
The driver stopped the bus and filled us in on what he’d heard. Many people would have wanted to get off at various points along this road, so it was obviously going to cause problems. The bus driver agreed to stop at a turning just off the main road and let those off who wanted to walk.
The kindest thing of all, was that there was a partially sighted woman on the bus, and the driver made sure she knew exactly where she was and which direction she needed to be in before he set off again. How kind was that? The bus drivers on our buses are the friendliest, smiliest drivers I’ve met, so mega gold star and brownie point for EYMS bus drivers, especially that one.
We trundled through parts of Hull that I actually knew from years ago, so the detour was very welcome.
I’d been saying I wanted to go ever since they put a sail of one of my wind turbines, that I frequently take photos of on my train journeys, in the middle of the city. . The factory where they’re made is on the Humber and the logistics of trying to get it in situe were mind boggling.
Also unveiled on Saturday, in Hull Paragon station, was a life sized model of the plane flown by Amy Johnson and made by prisoners at Hull Prison.
It was completed in December 2016, based on the drawings and photographs of the original plane used by Amy to fly to Australia in 1930.
There was also a wonderfully colourful moth which also depicted this amazing aviator.
The weather may have been rubbish but there were many people, just like me, taking photos….imagine what they’d look like in the sunshine…….well done Hull…..