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... into the hotel which was located within easy walking distance of this interesting city.
This is a city with a very mixed past, from ROMAN, then the Vikings followed by the GERMAN until 1066 when William the Conqueror, defeated them and started a long period of English King, not of course without intrigue and bloodshed.
After a few days getting acquainted with London we hired a car from Kings Cross (challenging enough) and headed north east to Suffolk via some cute English villages (and fun navigating the roads without GPS!). Our purpose was to visit 88 year old Aunty Pat (AP) Roe’s adopted aunt - Lesley’s real aunt who lives in Aldeburgh.
Her gift is hospitality and boy were ...
Great breakfast with Robert and Jess, thank you.
Set off with high hopes but 2 yards from their house Steve fell off fully cleated....no worries, nothing was hurt but his pride.
Another great send off at the station from Debbie and Paul, armed with jelly babies.
The journey was seamless apart from a little hiccough in a ...
... 2 19th Calais to Auchy au Bois 48 miles.
It ll be good to get going after the months of preparation
Day 3 20th Auchy au Bois to Rancourt 58 miles.
Pass a lot of WW1 battlefields and cemeteries.
Day 4 21st Rancourt to Mons en Laonnois 56 miles
Cross the Somme river
Having asked for a wake-up call at 7.30 Melanie expected just that! Unfortunately it was forgotten and at 8.15 when it finally came she only had 15 minutes before we drove off to drop off the car and on to Heathrow. No telling tales but I will say there were some choice words.. so much so that she was offered her accommodation free!! The drive to Long Buckley was long and tiring but we made it ...