Unlike most of mainland Europe, the UK doesn't have a lot of choice of direct international rail getaways. The Eurostar from London heads under the Channel to France from St Pancras, a glorious cathedral of brick and ironwork that was lucky to survive demolition in the 1960s.
Last week we headed south to Avignon, with a change at Lille, travelling, it seems, at up to 200mph. I've been enjoying drawing from moving trains lately: subjects that are close up pass almost subliminally, gone almost before they are there. The drawing below was done south of Paris on our journey home. There are more drawings on my blog.