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Travel Blogs from St. Leonards-on-Sea
For the last 12 years of working a high pressure job and no break since school, life had gotten hectic and trying to keep up with it was proving to be impossible. Trying to fit in the never ending housework, sweating it out at the gym, and snatching a bit of rest time here or there in the tiny amount of free time left became exhausting... social life was virtually ...
... whole of the US was suffering from some of the coldest weather on record and so, even when we got to the boat, we had to stay in a motel for several more nights. Even the water in our bilge had frozen!!
The abnormal weather system also brought high winds and, in the end, any voyage south to the Bahamas, and, more importantly, back again was out of the question. With all of these difficulties and a number of others along the way we decided the Gods ...
... the city streets, which
was really cool. The street party on New Year's Eve wasn't really our cup
of tea - just a bunch of people cramped into a few city streets drinking for
the sake of getting drunk. There were some bands playing but neither of us new
any of them so we kind of just found ourselves caught in the crush of the
crowds not really going anywhere in particular. There were fireworks every
hour in the countdown to midnight, which were good, ...
... Except for the blessed sea gulls! I've decided they're worse than roosters on a farm! And really gross! I was even "anointed" by one this afternoon... Yuck.
Slept better than I've slept in months!
Huge purple bruise on my shoulder this morning. Why? My 38lb regular backpack and my 29lb mini-backpack are too heavy. Need to downsize, obviously.
Hollis made me a fantastic cup of coffee... Which apparently is not as popular in ...
... the line of fire. She was not successful, and in the end she was the only one that got wet.
After the water maze we did the hedge maze. I've never been in a hedge maze before, and the rush you get going up and down, trying to find the way out, is amazing. It would be the coolest place to play tag! Jim joked about letting Britt and I get lost in the maze and then running off with the car. ...