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Our stay in the United Kingdom this time is only about five days. We had travelled fairly extensively throughout the British Isles on our last trip and we always had planned to head South. The few days here were really only for getting over jet lag and for playing golf. Having done that, we hit the road to head to Birmingham and our flights to Spain.
Along the way we stopped at a charming English town ...
... do I want to explore? After all, there is nothing there apart from Uluru (Ayres rock) and Alice Springs (the geographical centre of Australia). Having looked at the logistics of riding to Uluru and Alice Springs which is typically five days, I decided that I didn’t want to carry five days worth of fuel, food and water, but more importantly I didn’t want to wild camp with snakes, spiders and Dingos… So I’ll let the train take ...
A leisurely start in Shrewsbury and as always a great breakfast all alone in the main banqueting hall No menu here - just ask for anything !! The weather is slowly improving and after a quick grab of a subway sandwich for Donna we set off to Ironbridge. In 1779 the worlds first bridge made out of iron was built here, in today's terms a very short bridge but quite a historic event. ...
I loved today's visit to Ironbridge. It is one of the places where the Industrial Revolution is said to have started. And how wonderful it is when something you learnt about so many years ago comes to life in a place like this.
Do today's students still have this enjoyment of knowledge that is internal without having to Google it? I love the Internet, and it is so integral to my life I don't know what ...
... they create before inflicting them on others! However, we are being treated very well, ( by two ex-teachers), so shouldn't complain.
The thing to know about Ironbridge is that it kick-started the Industrial Revolution. Without it there would be no large iron or steel buildings, no Eiffel Tower, no trains etc. It all related to the happy circumstance where all the ingredients for iron making were found so close together - iron, coal, clay and ...