The Old Anchor
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... to start my journey and it's not quite sunk in yet but I don't reckon it will until I'm there. I'll be using this travel blog thing to keep friends and family up to date where I am and what I'm up to keep you all in the loop. So keep your eyes out for more stories while I'm on my ...
... just a strip of shops. Weird.
As I'm getting a little tired after four hours on the bike, I've stopped a half hour outside of Cambridge in Saffron Walden.
It has a castle, and a big old church, and the houses are so old and fascinating.
I'm told that the town is uniquely lucky in that it has never seen action in any of the wars, civil or other wise, and it has not been gutted by fire in its thousand year history. So there are still lots ...
... Frankie, George, Amy, Tigs and Mac were all sitting on chairs outside, with balloons and banners inside and outside the house!! Some neighbours popped by to say hi and welcome home and lots of hugs and catching up was done. The rest of the evening was a blur, as you can probably imagine...! ;-)
Good to be home. Amazed at the little car. Amazed ...
... animals there was a great jungle gym for them to use up their energy. Later in the afternoon I went into Colchester to grab a couple of bit's and pieces. It's funny while so much has changed since I left here when I was 17, there's so much that hadn't changed about the town. Colchester was the first of the great keeps and the largest built by the Normans in Europe: its dimensions are a powerful 46 x 33.5m (151 x 110ft). The castle was begun by 1076 and probably built ...
... often dismantled to cope with transportation under monsoon conditions.
300 miles per day travelled.
By sea to Penang
Java to Darwin
Darwin to Sydney
800 miles across the central desert (a first in itself)
Monsoon conditions, fabricating bridges, with a stockman pillion for a while until he was thrown off the bike.
Stanley’s foot crushed in ...