Travel Blogs from St Ives
So here we are back in Blighty with any lost weight well and truly back on after spending the last month with family and friends. As promised we are detailing the statistics of our trip so here goes:
Total Cycle days: 43 days
Fastest cycle speed: 39 mph
Most miles in one day on cycle: 96 (154km)
Least miles in one day on cycle: 14 (25km)
Distance travelled by cycle: 2350 miles (3782km)
Distance travelled by boat: 260 miles (420km)
... is rated a 4 star. It's a reasonable hotel a little way out of town, near a residential area with a supermarket, but there is nothing else nearby and the traffic into the city in rush hour isn't fun, so I only stayed there once. They tried to charge 2 of us for 4 bottles of wine at dinner, the following morning - I gently suggested that if we had drunk that much between the two of us we would perhaps ...
... maintained with total devotion. We have all heard about golf widows, but I think plane widows would have even more of a gripe.
A quick cup of tea in the Mess and we were off... to Maidstone!
(Which as we now know is twinned with... Beauvais, where the R101 crashed. I do like it when things tie in neatly like that...
... and to yet another Premier Inn.
So did you hear the one about the baby snake?
... well in advance I spent a lot of time this evening anxiously waiting for the online check in to open for my flight, the last thing on my to do list for the day. Tomorrow I have my last day of work before I set off to Heathrow to begin my adventure. In the mean time, I'm going to enjoy my last nights sleep in my bed for 7 weeks..at least I won't be requiring the use of an electric blanket during that time :) Sabina ...
... it was finished. It set off for its maiden voyage to India, but tragically crashed near Beauvais in France (which is, incidentally twinned with Maidstone...) killing 48 of the 54 people on board.
As Lord Thomson the Air Minister, other senior officials and the airship's designers were on board, the crash effectively ended British airship development.
Although we only saw these sheds from afar, in the wet, they are intriguing and imposing on ...