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It was a pretty nerve racking day....we picked the car up at Marble Arch,...set the GPS and headed of for Norwich.
Driving out of central London Isn't something I would like to do every day....there were lots of road works, and rounderbouts, bus lanes, highway numbers to look out for....by the time I reached Norwich I was ...
Great breakfast with Robert and Jess, thank you.
Set off with high hopes but 2 yards from their house Steve fell off fully cleated....no worries, nothing was hurt but his pride.
Another great send off at the station from Debbie and Paul, armed with jelly babies.
The journey was seamless apart from a little hiccough in a ...
... 5 22nd Mons en Laonnois to Epernay. 60 miles.
Another long day. Some stunning views expected. (Means hills)
Day 6 23rd Rest day in Epernay.
Day 7 24th. Epernay to Troyes 63 miles.
Long but hopefully not too hilly
Day 8 25th Morning round Troyes, ...
... time we planned and then caught a cab into Heathrow. The bloody M25 was blocked so it took us 1.5hours to travel less than 10kms. Fun fun fun Our flight to Istanbul was on time, Melanie managed to check her luggage in hours early and escape to the lounge.. so a good end to a months holiday as we waved goodbye to her and set off to Turkey anticipating our 7 star cruise... and the Butler of course ...
... the car dried out. We had a pretty clear run through to Pin Mill via the A34 and A 421 around Milton Keynes and Cambridge, then the A14 via Bury St Edmunds and Stowmarket to near Ipswich, then the road to Pin Mill turned off from Felixstowe. It was gorgeous and the River Orwell was really scenic. We had lunch at the Butt and Oyster and I found Alma Cottage. Very happy to follow in Authur Ransome's footsteps - 'We didn't ...