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Travel Blogs from Bedford
... left to fill in the afternoon. Turns out we were right about the appeal, but we did some shopping and were back bi about 4pm.
At shortly after 5:00 we headed to the pub for dinner, which serves an awesome grilled haddock
with chips and mushy peas. Now at 7pm, we are in our room having coffee/tea and winding down.
Off to York tomorrow !
... bags and ran .... following Susan bless her heart I dont know how she knew but up the stairs over the platform down the stairs and around to the train (with lots of other people) we crammed on and found room for our luggage and sat a little spread out just trying to find a seat. We got in about 6;30 and didn't have too far to walk (4blocks) and got to our B&B St Edmonds. Dropped off our heavy luggage and went to find Old Cannononi Brewery. Susan found ...
... now my brother to!
-Hannes (brother) took me to my first ever Biergarten! Where I had...well beer? and the BIGGEST pretzel I have ever seen! That was a wonderful way to spend an afternoon!
-I saw the very odd occurrence of surfers using a bump of water in the river to surf on! It was awesome to see though! (one was really hot?) and I met a lovely family from Ireland!
-I had the most incredible moment in McDonalds when I saw a friend from Germany who ...
We enjoyed a day going along the canal and both Derek and I had a turn at the helm under Peter's patient guidance. It was quite an experience going through a 2800yard tunnel and passing other boats in the darkness. We also went through two locks in both directions and learned how to open and close the lock gates. I was amazed how hard it was to do and take my hat off to Meagan who always gets the job of doing this while Peter handles the boat.
... I was labouring up a hard climb. Even after that the going eased for a while and the weather was fine. Quite relaxed I rested on a bench on the village green of Alconbury Weston to have a snack and text progress to family. A few miles later came the hardest uphill slog of the day to Grafham Water. This enormous reservoir must be over 2 miles long and the grassy field, picnic area and cafe seemed ideal for my tea and cake stop.