Bowood Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort
Travel Blogs from Calne
So we left Cornwall and followed a huge, yellow gibbous moon. Saw the sun rise over Stonehenge. The mist pooled and we wondered - briefly - why were leaving beautiful south-west England.
At Fleet services at 5am, we had a great surpirise as Dawn's dad ( Umpa) was there ...
... gin was cheaper to drink; men and women lost their hair (including eyebrows) due to wearing make-up that was lead-based, so they fashioned mouse skin into eyebrow shapes (and wore wigs) - water in the spas/springs contains 43 minerals and has to be cooled to 33 degrees from 49 degrees (it was hot to touch) - Bath fairly busy traffic-wise as there is no bypass, so all traffic must come through - Jane ...
Car park cost £51.40 On the M11...A10...A505 (Royston, Baldock)...A1...Hatfield Tunnel...M25 Stopped at the Oxford "Services" -(Starbucks, Burger King etc); we shared a BLT sandwich, mum had coffee and I had an iced frappé = $20 - nothing like having a "captive" audience! There are mobile food and drink vans at road sidings that are on the side of the road ...
I should really use this as a To Do list for all the things that we need to. So far we've cleaned her up, bought supplies to fill her up and topped her up with fuel. There's a few more bits and bobs to do such as packing clothes and final food prep but all in all we're on track. I'm really just using this week to see if this is a good way of keeping a travel blog, so watch this space ...
... it. There were pepole walking their dogs, and I wondered what they said when they walked out of the house, maybe something like "I won't be long, I'm just going to the Iron Age fort to walk the dog". Incredible!
In the three days we've been walking we've covered over 60km, and thankfully tomorrow it's only a 10km day to Painswick. Nise and I have been going pretty well with no blisters or injuries to speak of, except the knee I had the arthroscopy on ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet