Black Lion Hotel
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Preparing for travelling has become known to me that it's a bloody nightmare! With two weeks to go the amount of boxes coming through the door full of first aid kits, mosquito nets etc is becoming unreal. I can't quite get my head around the fact I'm about to go to South Africa for ...
... so far as it is right on the river (the name gives that away) and has some very fine rooms. However, we did our best to make the hotel room look like a Chinese laundry as we needed a few fresh clothes. I'm not sure what the owners thought of our assortment of clothing strategically draped in variously parts of the bathroom.
... bone dry unless it is a sou'wester they would be rather too hot to wear on a bike.
Today's route would take us across the fens to the two 'famous drainage ditches that were created in the 1650's to drain the fens so that the land could be used as agricultural land - much to the annoyance of the fen-landers.
The first hour was lashing rain and high winds, but with the initial windy route, we were sometimes the beneficiaries ...
... would spend the evening railing against other people's extravagances while they shared a single glass of wine. In 1751, in order to inherit his uncle's estate, he changed his name from Meggot to Elwes. Sir Harvey died on 18 September 1763, bequeathing his entire fortune to his nephew. The net worth of the estate was more than £250,000 (approx. £18,000,000 as of 2010), a figure that continued to grow despite Elwes' inept handling of his finances.
On assuming his uncle's ...
Instead of going back home via the river we went via the road and lane ways, very picturesque, when the trees get their leaves it should be very pretty. As you are walking along there all these public footpath signs just pointing off, to, we don't know where, some go through peoples properties, quite interesting.
I do like England.
Love from Sue and Russ.