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Travel Blogs from Alweston
After an easy crossing yesterday evening we made the trek from Dover to Somerset. Matchsticks in the eyes we arrived at home at 11.30pm. This morning we contemplated the task ahead of unpacking and washing everything, this was interrupted by the discovery that Coco, one of our ...
... meander our way past the Department of Homeland Security followed by customs. Jumped into a yellow cab, past the Manhattan toll and into midtown. Checked in to our hotel "The Manhattan at Times Square Hotel". Room looks good and is right on the edge of Time Square. Went for a short walk to take in the lights. Tired and weary we headed back to the hotel to crash. Being up for about 23 hours with only a couple of naps here and there has taken its toll. ...
... our challenge and promptly donated to our cause. After this interlude, we progressed onwards but by now the rain was getting heavier. At several points, we would have been drier if you had turned a hose on us. As a result, the rest of the day (11 miles) was a slog, The only respite came when the landlady of the Sexeys Arms in Blackford took pity on us and kindly opened up to give us a cup of tea. The last highlight of the day came ...
Left house 2pm after slow morning.
Drove to Bournemouth
Bear Factory for clothes
Gardens - Vintage brass band - Aida dancing, bubbles
Pier - Helter Skelter
Glass wine at restaurant
Collet online shop from Asda
Home to see Yusuf
... once at the bottom, on six way-markers going up each bearing a line of the rhyme, and at the top). Perhaps a little silly, but how often can one pilgrimage to the site of a Mother Goose rhyme?
Our final stop for the day was fourteenth-century Farleigh-Hungerford castle: a very impressive ruin with some nicely done informational signs and exhibits, as well as some yet-standing buildings, including the chapel and priest’s home.
And thus ends our sojourn in ...