The North Hill Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
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I went online the day before my flight from Kathmandu to change my seat number. The reason is that from the right hand side of the aircraft, you get the most stupendous views of the mighty Himalaya. Up at 38,000 feet, you can see the white mountains and the brown valleys for mile after mile. I sit next to a middle aged Tibetan Buddhist monk in his crimson and saffron robes who stares in silence and a young man dressed in an orange gilet and bright ...
... or other seaside resorts - although maybe the walk to the end of the pier and back is pleasure enough on a good day?
Before leaving Southend there was time for food in one of the small cafés located opposite the pier and we chose Rebecca's Café which was pleasant enough and very traditionally British even if the owners were not. The small portion of fish, chips and mushy peas was more than adequate for lunch ...
... days, I found little to enjoy. The reason was the weather – grey, wet, windy, cold, downright miserable. To a lesser extent the terrain was pretty boring, but I had known that beforehand … but the combination of the generally flat, featureless terrain and the poor weather meant that I found little of interest to see for days at a time and was simply putting my head down and pushing on the pedals. I found it pretty disheartening ...
... that the heavy duty sump guard had also sheared a bracket during the last day – hence the inordinate amount of rattling from underneath the bike. I had thought it was just a loose bolt, but the bracket took offence to the loose bolt and fractured. The other side had fractured just before I took over the bike but Andy Worth’s welding of that bracket a while ago had survived all the hits and jolts of the trip with ease.
... access to manuals.
Samsung travel DVD writer, as the netbook doesn’t have one, and for loading software. Only £25 or so..
6 spare DVDs in wallet, 6 or so USB sticks.
USB cable for DVD writer
2 chargers – mains and 12V for netbook.
Netbook is loaded with all camera and GPS manuals, full Ural repair / owners manuals / part list spreadsheet. Skype / photographic software.