Join Bill Dewey for a seven session rail tour of South West Canada and North West America, each session will feature a DVD.
Our first Railway Journey is on 21st of April when I will show you scenes from New Zealand’s South Island. We open with a cruise on Milford Sound and then a steam hauled train tackles the famous Arthur’s Pass. A glimpse of Christchurch prior to the earthquake leads to a favourite journey for me along the coast to Picton.
After a break our second journey will be more in the Armchair Traveller mode as we visit Cochin in the South of India. It was in the Cochin area that the first Christian missions were established on the Malabar Coast. This was also the hub of activity for the early spice traders whose cargoes were sold for fortunes in Europe. I will also show video of a Kerala “backwater” trip enabling you to see a little of village life in India.
I hope you can join us for this our only Railway Journey for semester one.
Inspired by Armchair Travel and the old Railways Group, this group takes an 'armchair' railway journey to an interesting destination each semester. The group's first journey for 2015, on April 21st, will feature New Zealand's South Island. Cruise Milford Sound and enjoy stunning scenery in the Alps and alongside the coast! Details of the second session in Semester 2 will be announced in the Newsletter.
About the 'Rail and Tourism' group
Join Bill for a seven session rail tour of South West Canada and North West America,. Each session will feature a DVD.
1st Tuesday, February to October.
9.30 to 12 noon.
Convenor and contact details
Bill Dewing 5762 5883
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