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The months of anticipation and planning are over, here we are, lives packed in a campervan waiting to sail for Rotterdam and the Rhine lands beyond. The drive down to Hull was fairly uneventful. After a morning of rain showers we collected Evan from school and were underway by 2pm. Evan slept half of the way.
Miles travelled: 129
Places Visited: Terminal 1, King George Dock, ...
... John picked us up.
Had Fish and Chips for dinner then caught up with the family stories before bed.
The next day we went to Grandma's childhood home and took pictures of the gate before heading into the local supermarket to take a look at the car boot sale. I ended up buying the first season of Greys for one pound so happy with that.
After that they dropped Mel and I off at Fingley Bridge and we walked the pier to ...
... from Rob and Val in the form of food, wine and beer waiting for us...they are in France though for a month as Rob is a Potter by inclination and spends time in a potting commune in the south of France each summer. Why wouldnt you? Did I mention it was not warm? No, decidedly English in temperature but we settled in, made bacon and eggs for tea and relaxed in the comfort of a home exchange home. Lovely. Monday 22nd June Day Two Halesworth: Cold. Jacket and trousers ...
... and three HUGE power stations as we neared Newcastle and the day clouded over again.
The centre of Hull was a tad grotty as we drove through and found our way to our lodgings for the evening. They appear fine - not as good as our last stop but that was always going to be a hard act to follow! Our host seems quite nice and has a friendly pooch who is obsessed with chasing a ball.
Might be Indian food again for tea tonight!
... that wasn't making my happy and have lived to tell the tale! I've made some good friends here, and had some good times. But as always, it's time to move on. So now whats the plan, Stan?I have an interview in eleven days to go volunteer in the Middle East (specifically, Palestine), which I'm not particularly convinved I will do well in. I always hope for ...