Travel Blogs from Knowle Sands
We woke to very heavy rain which didn't stop till about midday so we decided to stay put. Mid afternoon, the sky was full of very heavy cloud with the odd bit of sun and we thought we would go further on. While getting the boat ready we realised just how strong the wind was, so we stayed put till morning.
We set off quite early for us and the water was fairly still. The wind had dropped considerably. We set off ...
We've had mixed feelings about whether to attend the festival fringe because we've heard quite a lot of negative things about it, in particular that many of the performers don't enjoy it much because it's little more than a trade show for them and most of them lose money but feel they need to be there for the sake of their careers. However when we found out that Nick Helm was doing a couple of ...
... Guess we will have to find a new favourite.
Slight hiccup at the check-in counter as the attendant tells me my luggage at 33kgs is 3 kilos overweight. Brief moment of concern until I remind her that she has not factored in the extra 15kgs that Malaysian allows for sporting equipment. Thanks Malaysian. The flight is about as good as can be expected for a 12 hour flight. I ...
... and Rugeley ground. Given that Stirling took us on a very circuitous route and it has taken us nearly 4 hours to arrive at the ground, there is much grumbling as the tourists alight from their vehicles.
It is also a soggy sight as we arrive at the ground and although the locals have covered the pitch and are out with two mini super-soppers it still looks unlikely that we will get any play, especially as the drizzling rain is continuing. But they ...
... as we got to the M5 the heavens opened. We were just glad we were not headed south, the traffic was at a standstill. It was still stationary when we pulled off at Michealwood Services. A brief comfort break and a good soaking in the rain which was bucketing down, then back onto the motorway. We arrived home just after 3pm and enjoyed a nice cup to tea and a piece of cake. So what did we think of Italy? That area was very clean, the people friendly and helpful. Food ...
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