The Chaff House
Travel Blogs from Saffron Walden
At last the day for departure arrived with a blanket of snow to greet us and confirm that it,s a good plan to be heading for the sun. We were ready to leave early. Sue came with Robin and took us to Welwyn North where we met Lynne and chatted all the way to Leicester Square. we carried on to Heathrow and started with a G &T and a chat with a nice man from Melbourne. Overshadowing all are my thoughts about ...
... Distance travelled by bus or car: 1861 miles (2996km)
Total distance travelled: 4471 miles (7198km)
Average daily distance by cycle: 54.6 miles per day (87.87 km per day)
Number of punctures: 7
Number of blown tyres: 2
Number of brake pad replacements: 3
Number of chains snapped: 1
Number of headsets replaced: 2
Number of falls off cycle: 7
Number of stitches in Sophie's ankle: 5
Number of calories ...
... I was a little disappointed at being given a attic room during one of my stays and having to sleep in a single bed, but it was nice enough to go back and the double room I stayed in was much nicer and with a sofa. The breakfast is very good as it is cooked to order, although pre-ordering didn't take into account that you would then arrive and have to wait almost half an hour before getting served it ...
So this is officially our first entry into our blog and it is simply a matter of weeks tiill we set off on our round-the-world trip. We still have alot to do, and my to do list doesn't seem to be getting any smaller. We are both itching to go and we are getting that exciting feeling creeping in everyday now, its been like this for a few weeks now.
Today we received news that our Indian tourist visas were approve, which ...
Our god daughters - Louisa and Cecily - were christened on Sunday at a lovely short family service, followed by a great lunch at Wendy's house in Saffron Walden. The girls behaved beautifully and Wendy put on a great party, complete with emotional speech which left most of us wiping away tears from our eyes.