Travel Blogs from Chippenham
Stage one of our journey...arrived at Bristol bus station (an hour early). Having a coffee and a blueberry muffin to keep us going until we get to the airport. I found one of Tilly's cat hairs on my trousers and felt a bit emotional and homesick already. But it's cold and raining here in Bristol City centre, so I'm sure when the 36 degree heat of Bangkok hits me I will forget all about the ...
Finally, today's the day! We fly tonight from Heathrow. This morning will be spent finishing off final bits of packing-checking what's packed, unpacking it and repacking it! The house will have a final quick clean to leave it tidy for our house guests Tim and Hannah, amble food will be laid out for the cats, Adam will spend ages pretending to tie up all the loose ends of work and I will faff around deciding which shoes to wear to the airport. Then we will be on our ...
... to tour the baths themselves. Still steaming from the natural spring water to this day. We were invited to the fountain room which pushes fresh hot springs water up through a fountain (even in antiquity) and to taste the water which is reputed to having healing qualities. I accepted, Min said no way. I took one sniff though and the sulphur was overwhelming. No thanks.
The final stop was a small town where we saw ...
... I find the
matter-of-factness in this small community refreshing. Not that gay people have
had it easy here. The movie I mentioned earlier which her son Matthew directed,
Pride, is now out in the States. SO worth seeing, not only for the upliftment,
but also for the educational factor. Interestingly the locals here have more of
a reaction to the politics in the ...
... it was time to reunite with our bikes and sadly say farewell to our now close and exceptionally good friends. Ali's Muskateers, will ride again in September this year when we ride London to Brighton together, and we are already planning our 2014 adventure. ;ᙅ ...
Other places to stay in Chippenham
West Cepen Way, Chippenham | Hotelfrom $115
Market Place, Chippenham | Hotelfrom $143
Moto Service Area, Chippenham | Hotelfrom $53
Stanton Saint Quintin, Chippenham | Hotelfrom $146
Service Area, Junction 17 M4 Westbound, Chippenham | Hotel
12 Market Place, Chippenham | Hotelfrom $82