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- Continental Breakfast
- Non-smoking rooms
- High-speed internet in room
- Non-smoking hotel
- Wireless internet connection in public areas
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Starting to get ready for our big trip next week. Looking forward to seven weeks away exploring new places and meeting up with friends.
We have two weeks in Vietnam and Cambodia, three weeks in New Zealand and then another two weeks in Burma. An exciting start ...
... church and I to the soccer field, where a fire works display went off. We were so close it was awesome. I had a drink in a couple of pubs before walking back to my hostel as most of the restaurants were full.
On Sunday I took a tour through the Lake District stopping at Beatrix Potter's house, the town of Hawksmead, William Wordsworth's house, the filming site of Miss Potter the movie and a number of the lakes. I was the only ...
... the previous castle built 200 metres away,) and enlarged in 1635, it was sacked by Protestants in the later 1600s and left to rot. Almost no-one else there, a very informative ticket seller to fill in the history, we had a great time. Brilliant sunny day too. We were so lucky. We also looked at the foundations of the first castle.
Then drove back along the shore of Solway Firth to another farm camp. Distant echoes of fireworks, this being Guy Fawkes ...
... was now nothing stopping the wind. It howled in from my left, taking my breath away and forcing me to face to one side during the climb. As I started to enter the base of the clouds the wind whipped ice crystals as well, stinging any exposed skin. The grass eventually started to disappear and all there was was broken black rock, glistening with moisture from the cloud I was now walking through. Visibility was down to around five meters, I could only vaguely make out the ...
... started again. It was a huge store and there were lots to choose from and so I am now the proud owner of a pair of Grubbs wellingtons, nicely padded and comfortable and hopefully better able to stand up to tough wear and tear than my previous, fake pair of Derry Boots.
On another day I and another of the solo travellers drove (in his car) to Carlisle and spent a pleasant day exploring the city. It has a nice castle and the remnants of town walls but we found ...