Travel Blogs from Folkestone
18. Write a travel blog ✅ (your are reading it!)
19. Visit the outback in Australia
20. Go on a sleeper train
21. Fly first class
22. Stay in a tree house
23. Watch a meteor shower
24. Own a tortoise
25 Do a taster menu
26. Go on the euro star
27. Go on the orient express
28. Get married
29. Bake a cake from scratch
30. Go on a yacht for a night
... of producing and disposing of the things we persuade ourselves we need. I'm also aware that the relative modesty of the belongings we've decided to keep is still totally unattainable for most people. First resolution: I will try to become less materialistic and appreciate what I have. Dorette is determined to use the wedding card to blag our way onto business class. I will be loitering somewhere, sheepishly out of ...
... whole of the US was suffering from some of the coldest weather on record and so, even when we got to the boat, we had to stay in a motel for several more nights. Even the water in our bilge had frozen!!
The abnormal weather system also brought high winds and, in the end, any voyage south to the Bahamas, and, more importantly, back again was out of the question. With all of these difficulties and a number of others along the way we decided the Gods ...
After 6 months of planning, discussion and training, the departure day has finally arrived. Our journey from London to Athens begins. Unfortunately Henry has had dissertation issues and won't be joining the troop until a bit later on.
Day one in the saddle was a journey from London to Folkestone, home of the Eurotunnel. We were off to a fairly shaky start after I discovered a puncture in my rear tyre as we rolled the bikes out of the flat. Very frustrating indeed! A few miles ...
... ago. Needless to say, things didn’t go smoothly!
It all started well enough. Our first priority was to see John’s mum, who had left her flat and moved into a residential home in Bournemouth while we had been away. We were pleased to see that she and her little dog, Scamp, had settled into the very pleasant surroundings of Glenhurst Manor. Helen drove down from Oxford to visit her, and then took ...