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trip, and we had a great time, although I think we were a bit unlucky to catch a spell of not such good weather. We have learnt a lot, like the areas which we like best and which places are likely to get consistently dry warm weather. We tried lots of different campsites and now have an idea which sort best suit our needs.
We enjoyed our month away and will probably do it again next year, bur most likely for a bit longer...... !
... inhabitants, how it was built and why etc. We saw 2 herons as well as a kingfisher and numerous coots, moorhens and ducks. It was a very pleasant way to spend an hour and a half. Back on dry land we treated ourselves to a sandwich, but no ice-creams! Then eventually it started to rain so headed back to the bus and homewards. Dinner-time found us in the pub next door to the site enjoying a superb non-expensive meal for a change and mulling over the week.
... had plans but the room had not been ready on arrival and the man on the checkout had agreed to look after our bags for the day and confirmed our room number, so after a very quick walk around the city centre and a stop to get some cash we walked back to the car park. The helpful concierge at the hotel was giving directions to someone and as we passed told us that the room was now ready so we took the bags and stashed them in a corner and then set off for Portsmouth. Our vague ...
... out Tower Bridge. A pretty impresive structure a lot bigger in real life. We then headed to Borough Markets for lunch which were absolutely packed but well worth the wait for a decent meal. It was then beers and soccer (which I am becoming increasingly addicted to) at the pub before we headed home a little bit sun burnt believe it or not!
Brighton came along quick enough and the weather was amazing for a day ...
... I did see a small bit of a falconry display that was happening in the cloister. The man explained the term ‘hoodwink’ came from putting hoods on falcons.
John saw a large range of vehicles – from ye olde 1880 3 wheeled Benz’s through to modern sports and Formula 1 cars. He particularly liked the McLaren sports car. There were also ‘special’ cars like Chitty-Chitty Bang-Bang and the De-Lorean from ‘Back to the ...