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Now I'm officially on my own.
I don't actually have a real timetable or any set destinations, other than arriving in Dover by 9am on Wednesday the 6th of August, for my Motorcycle tour group to Germany. So that leaves me two and a half weeks to explore the UK on bike.
I've selected the bike online, and went for a test ride, everything checks out, so I'm heading away from London.
Today the road lead me ...
... we did, and arrived with about 15 minutes to spare. The tour bus arrives and the tour guy Ed picked Justin and I up. No one else arrived, Justin texted Laurie and asked where they were. Well they were lost. Ed asked where they were, and we told him. At first he thought they were close by and said he could pick them up, then the bus side swiped a parked car and the driver stopped to swap insurance info, so we ...
... the beautiful St. Martins-in-the-Fields church was not well enough lit, so my photos did not turn out. St. Martins-in-the-Fields is another Neo-Classical church which is famous for its music. For a while I studied organ with its organist. One time he took me there to experience the organ for myself. Ouch. By that time I was quite a good organist but St. Martins-in-the-Fields had me whooped. The organ console (the keys and pedals) is in the front of the ...
... the worst storms in the UK since 1953, and here we are tucked up in a nice old hotel in Maidstone.
After 3 months of no work, plenty of hospitality and care. Several kilos heavier, simply not fit, still a bit jet lagged, and haven't been on a bike for a couple of months. At the time of writing (9pm) we are both yawning and feeling quite knackered after a 2 1/2 hour ride.
So it ...
... Oh boy! Guitar shops everywhere - tried most of them - found one that had about 100 Martins - picked out a few that I wanted to try - you know the story - 'The ones in glass cages, behind the armed guards please, mate'. He kept wheeling out these masterpieces (For Kara, Dylan,Geoff, Bruce, Spider, Harry, Garth and Ivan they included an OM 42, OOO42 and an OM28 Marquis) - OM42 was still the pick of them. 'Wrap it up, I'll be ...