In the year of the big four-zero

Time marches on, and we are now in the year of our chairman's coming of middle-age. A note from Darjeeling Tours has arrived in response to a polite query on progress with devising their tour programme for the coming twelve months. Apparently there is to be a Raj History tour in the autumn of this year, which may appeal to our more patriotic members. However it has a fairly brief time at Darjeeling itself, with no two-day steam charter. Soundings are being made with the electorate, and without wishing to prejudge the outcome it may well be that this tour is sub-optimal for our purposes. In which case Q1 2011 seems the more likely window of opportunity.