Parkhotel Horst - Hampshire Classic
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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
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As this was my second move from a hotel during my trip I was much better packed and prepared, but was not ready for the pain that come along with the realisation of that I was leaving to go to my last activity before leaving Germany. This was something I didn't feel when I departed from Cologne, but I could not escape at the time. I think it is because I spent a lot more time in Dusseldorf, gathering fonder and stronger memories, than at Cologne. I hoped ...
... was certainly "Walk like an Egyptian" and "Walking on Sunshine", but also something that looked like "Teddy Bear's Picnic", and others I couldn't identify,so who knows.
It was maybe 35C, so warmer than last year. The military were excused carrying the 10kg weight, and everyone started a quarter of an hour earlier (big deal). Lots of people had hosepipes spraying, although not everyone gave you the choice about how wet you got. I feared for my phone ...
... corner as I walked past, but there was an excellent bubble machine someone had set up in the street. the walkers had to hike through a fairytale atmosphere to get to the finish line.
I pulled an early night and crashed before 9pm. The news showed that an aeroplane with a couple of hundred Dutch on board had been shot down over Ukranian airspace. The country was in shock.
... I'm an honorary Canadian by marriage so I thought i could get away with it.
The second leg, in between breaks, took me up to 15 miles and it was getting warmer. I got slower. After the second break I got to the point where people were patting me on the shoulder and saying 'Je kan het, m'vrouw!' I didn't feel that bad, but I was moving slowly. At 20 miles, I sat and had a good rest, plus some lunch and ibuprofen and it all went a bit better after ...
Highlights of the day included a chap walking in clogs, two blokes dressed up in matching dresses and wigs, a man wearing Union Jack everything - shirt, shorts, socks, hat - the windmill man I saw last year, and a garden party we passed where everyone was dressed as hippies.
I didn't talk to many people, possibly because I was sporting a Union Jack flag and I wonder if it put people off talking to ...