The Old Anchor
Travel Blogs from Colchester
... are precisely balanced, so they will "float like a butterfly" if "bad stuff happens" ??? That may not be exactly correct, but something like that !! Or (as Bob's brother once said...."flying is 100% safe, it's only crashing that is dangerous!) And the day ended splendidly (as they all do)...... an excellent dinner with great friends..... a lot of chatting.......and a few (too many) beers and ...
As if the 7 hours yesterday weren't enough, we were back at Lakeside shopping today. Had to buy another suitcase for all the purchases we have made along the way. Thank heavens for Argos. We had a BBQ at Jan (Geordie Jan) and Steve's house in Romford in the evening. Ross, their son, is moving to Australia for a year and will be staying with us a week after we get back. The girls for in with him great and we ended up playing cards and board games until late into the ...
... 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 ...