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Hi, I'm Nicola - welcome to a blog begun in 2012 about family travel around the world, without leaving the UK.

I love travel adventures, but to save cash and keep my family's carbon footprint lower, I dreamt up a unique stay-at-home travel experience. So far I've visited 110 countries... without leaving the UK. Join me exploring the next 86! Or have a look at the "countries" you can discover within the UK by scrolling the labels (below right). Here's to happy travel from our doorsteps.

Around 2018 I tried a new way of writing my family's and my own UK travel adventures. Britain is a brilliant place for a staycation, mini-break and day trips. It's also a fantastic place to explore so I've begun to write up reports of places that are easy to reach by public transport. And when they are not that easy to reach I'll offer some tips on how to get there.

See www.nicolabaird.com for info about the seven books I've written, a link to my other blog on thrifty, creative childcare (homemadekids.wordpress.com) or to contact me.

Friday, 22 June 2007

Wind farms from the train

Nicola, Pete, Lola and Nell want to travel the world with a difference. We hope to get a taste of many countries without adding to climate change (with needless emissions from aeroplanes) or having to waste hours of holiday time in airport terminals. We hope our adventures inspire you to take a Grand Tour of your neighbourhood. This post is from Nell (pic of a turbine outside Workington a Cumbrian town that generates the most renewable electricity anywhere in Britain).

Nell says: "Wind is good for the world."

For a journey with a difference take the train from Carlisle to Barrow-on-Furness to spot the wind farms. Even if it's raining you should be able to see more than 30 turbines and to ensure the conversation goes with a spark you get to look at (or visit) the Sellafield nuclear reprocessing site.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

you should go down near cornwall, there are large wind farms there!
george , nell, lola , jasper