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DAY 1 IN SALISBURY - May 27, 2012
As we were traveling on a Sunday, there was no train service continually along the south coast from Hastings to Salisbury. The best we could arrange was to travel east as far as Brighton before transferring to a train going north to Clapham Junction on the outskirts of London. This train was very crowded …
... a fresh start and another change of scenery would be good. The lure of the coast wont lay dormant forever and we both have a long term plan to move closer to the sea again but for now, its time to make De Montalt Mill my new home.
Despite all this activity, I have found the return to normality quite difficult, as I suspected. For the first few weeks, it just felt like an extension to our travels, like a new country and ...
... a wonderful lasting legacy, and a budget and timeline which went fantastically out of control. It took 30 years to build and cost over double what it was supposed to. These days it costs 50 pence to drive over, which I was pleased to pay. There is also a nice visitor’s centre which gives you a history of the bridge and how it came about. In Clifton Aranaea also got a great roast lunch with “all the trimmings”, something ...
... of high tech stuff to bring it all to life
Next was the Cathedral and the Names of Henry the 8 and Cromwell are the stand out figures that had a major influence in the area to this day.
We left Bath about 12.30 and headed to the next stop about 3.5 hours away,It doesn't sound much but you have to apprciate narrow , windy roads for much of the trip.
Anyway it was good to arrive and catch up with Sheila and Charlie.
... an alcove where we all posed.
Spent a little too much of our diminishing time watching a well-produced but overlong video about 1066 and all that--by the time we emerged, we had to book... part of the problem was that Sue and I got separated from and couldn't find Nicola and Cammie, but at last we reconnected and took the lift down, reconfirming our notion (cultivated on the way up) that one of us should do a ...
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We enjoyed our large room and the hostess was very friendly and welcoming. The 15 minute easy walk to the cathedral was interesting and we found lots of interesting places to stop and enjoy along the way.
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