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Travel Blogs from Crawley
... a bar for a few more nightcaps before saying goodbye!
Now I am back in London after a ridiculously early start to get to the port for a 3 1/2 hour ferry from Dublin to Holyhead in Wales. Then followed a 6 hour drive across the Welsh and English countryside to London, where we had a few more farewell drinks at the London Pub before the tour was well and truly over! A fantastic fortnight was had by all, and now it is time to spend a few days in London before the next adventure: Oktoberfest!
... The Test Loop'. Through Scotland, Ireland and back to London through Wales. The purpose of ‘The Test Loop’ was to see how the bikes hold up, gauge the gear we have, and test the function of life in a tent on the road. Technically speaking we have done that. Our lives had become primitive, hunter gathering food, water, fuel, shelter, electricity and getting from A to B. We slowly discovered we were testing far more.
This week's (and last Cricket game for the duration of my stay) cricket was at Crawley. The ground was greatly positioned next to Crawley County Mall, so after watching the first hour of the game to see Scott pick up 2 wickets I headed to the shops. Turns out it wasn't a minute too soon, as the warming day had already taken its toll and I had now managed to get my legs burnt! Burnt again in England. Twice in one week! Bought 2 dresses, sun screen and after sun, and some lunch ...
... make the play on time.
St. Martin’s was a beautiful, quaint old theatre with plenty
of English character - a great place to experience a London play. (And being an old theatre, it had old
bathrooms that were located at the end of a maze of stairs and rights and
lefts. I thought I was going to lose my
Dad.) The play, based on the Agatha
Christie whodunit murder mystery novel, was the right combination ...
... of the river, we decided to go for a walk and explore the riverbank.
Didn't take us long to realise that we were right near the London Eye. After a quick debate (do we or don't we) we bought tickets and up we went.
What a view! There's 32 capsules numbered 1 to 33 (there's no number 13), each holding a couple of dozen people. It takes around 40 minutes to complete a full revolution and it gives you completely uninterrupted 360 degree views across London.