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... quot;Constantia","serif" ;; font-size: 12pt; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal;">As we head away from the Dutch coast we are
struck by the old windmills juxtaposed with modern wind turbines, the acres of
commercial greenhouses, (doubtless growing the cut flowers we buy in the UK)
and the ubiquitous canals and bicycle paths, It’s all so functional and
* So at last we are on the road. It is a strange feeling after months and months of preparations. But all is good and we are looking forward to our long journey * Lovely send off by Laura & Hannah for their 'gap year' parents! *. 1st night @ Premier Inn, Harwich. What style but hopefully a good night's sleep before crossing to Hook of Holland ...
... road to the English countryside. We spent 2 nights in a tiny town called Badwell Ash. All that is there is a village shop and a pub with a few houses. We stayed in a loft over someone's garage! We were greeted with a delicious homemade brownie each. Yum! We visited some great places while we were there. Check out the photos for more ...
... before we go home again. We decided to have lunch at the hotel where Rick and Graham had their lunch when they were at school. Rick did not like the school lunches ,and seeing he was spoiled, he was allowed to have lunch at the hotel. Poor Graham had to come as well, although he did not mind the school lunches. We did the tour of the town, some of it Rick remembered and some of it was new to him. A nice day for both of ...
... I couldn't resist trying to find out a bit more about his journey:
Compare the following to the travels of ‘Ewan and Charlie’ ..
Accounts vary, but it seems he travelled with Flight Sergeant S W Sparkes for part of the trip. Their itinerary was:
Left Folkestone July 2nd 1927
Amiens by nightfall on the first day
Nearly collided with ...