Portland Hall Hotel
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... Britain. 1100s. It was built against the cliff the castle was on and it had rooms cut into the rock. Amazing. The castle was good too. Only parts of the gatehouse was medieval but the building on the top - a 1700s building for the very rich - was great. It is now a museum. You can hire the place for parties and weddings etc, so I'm thinking of my 60th birthday! We travelled back to pick up Dave and headed to ...
... steeply to Annat Royd Nature Reserve. At the top we are treated to good views of the reservoirs below and a row of wind turbines at the top. The wind is now up to speed and it's tried to rain but only lightly. The rowan berries are dripping off the trees - a sign of a hard winter to come? Today it feels like it's already arrived! We retrace our steps a short way down the hill to pick up a path across the fields which meets up with the bridleway back to the campsite.
Back at ...
Pick up Sat Morning. Smooth handover. SC- Can you feel it? DC - No hardly tell it's there. First outing in the new Van at our first C&C site in Ashbourne. Lovely Site. Friendly helpful staff help us push it on the pitch. The Van is very comfy and warm.
50 miles from Cresswell Rd Mexbourgh to Site.
89 miles from Site to Home.
Today was a quiet day. We got up late and had breakfast at the hotel . We walked around parts of Siena we had not gone to yet. A light lunch at a little pizza place then off we went to find a few souvenirs oh and of course eat some gelato! This time I tried the melon and the fig.(fici). Oh my it was heavenly! After the shopping, lunch and gelato, we found our way back to the main piazza where we watched ...
Dry-pack done with the Highlander and MWH day bag. Domestic Vince has done a stellar job with the rolling and the folding for ultralight, weight-watchers slim, low-fat, flash backpacking. Pics to prove.
Amended plans by Ms. Lara is 3 nights in Marrakesh with day trips and camps in the desert, late bus/train to Casablanca to pick up Helene on the Thursday at stupid o'clock (note to tank up on coffee) ...
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Kids activities or Babysitting