• Day147

    We have now come to the end of our 5-month journey - we arrived home this morning. 16 countries, 4 continents, 147 days, endless memories! What an amazing trip it has been!
    Looking forward now to seeing family and friends again. Thanks to those who followed us - loved that you shared it with us.

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  • Day145

    Only one full day to see Singapore but we gave it a good go. It was a very hot 32 degrees so we took the easy option and did the hop on hop off buses. We were able to cover a lot of the city and surrounds on 4 different routes and then finished the day by going to the Gardens by the Bay and the Marina Bay Sands Hotel observation deck where we got the best view of Singapore. Singapore is such a big city with highrises everywhere but the offset of trees and gardens is impressive. We stayed in Chinatown which was a nice location.Read more

  • Day142

    A very foggy morning followed by a rainy day in London. We caught a train (or three) to Cutty Sark Greenwich - saw the Cutty Sark, walked to Greenwich Park and the Royal Observatory / Meridian Line and then caught the train to Knightsbridge so I could say I had been to Harrods and then another train to Leicester Square where we walked and walked and walked! We finished our day with the show Stomp - fantastic! Tomorrow we leave for Singapore.Read more

  • Day141

    Hard to believe that in 2 days we fly out of London bound for Singapore and then home! Today we left Rozzie and Bek who now have family time in London before heading off on the next part of their adventure in the US. Thanks Rozzie for your company over the past 4+ months and Bek for the past month. Team R goes on without us! I know you will enjoy the rest of your travels especially as you will be joined by the awesome Meags in the US. See you back in Australia.
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  • Day140

    We were in Oxford for almost two full days. This was our second visit - we were here in 2014. Busier and more shopping centres than I remember (another huge one about to open) but it was good to see its beautiful buildings again and enjoy the atmosphere of being here. We caught up with friends Sue and Sarah for dinner which was lovely.

  • Day140

    Over the last few days we have covered quite a bit of the coastline travelling from Penzance to Brighton.
    Stops along the way included Torquay, its coastline nicknamed the English Riviera, Lyme Regis, nicknamed "The Pearl of Dorset" and noted for the fossils found in the cliffs and beaches, and West Bay (Jurassic Coast), which was the location for the UK tv series Broadbeach. The beaches are diverse and unique from one to the next along this part of the coastline - some have tiny pebbles, others larger rocks and others again varying shades and grades of sand, some beaches having all three.Read more

  • Day136

    Blue sky and sunshine were our companions for almost the whole day today so we made the most of it. We began with breakfast in Mousehole, a small but quaint village and fishing port about 4 km south of Penzance. Next was St Ives, a seaside town and port north of Penzance on the coast of the Celtic Sea. It is known for its surf beaches and its art scene. We then worked our way down the coast to Land's End passing through old tin mining towns (Geevor, Levant, St Just) and Sennen Cove, a small coastal village about 3 km from Land's End, also known for its surfing beach. We reached Land's End just before the skies opened up. This headland is the most westerly point of mainland Cornwall and England. To say it was windy here is a gross understatement!Read more

  • Day135

    This morning we walked about 6kms from Penzance to St Michael's Mount, a small tidal island in Mount's Bay. The island is linked to the town of Marazion by a man-made causeway of granite setts, passable between mid-tide and low water. It started out as a reasonable-looking day and progressively deteriorated into a windy rainy one. By the time we walked back across the causeway anything not covered by our raincoats was drenched! We dragged our dripping bodies into a warm dry restaurant and filled our stomachs - always a good solution. It was a great walk a fun as well!Read more

  • Day134

    We set off from Bath at 8am to get a good start to the day as we had plans to visit quite a few places on our way to Penzance today. Best laid plans as they say! Peak hour traffic, an accident and a GPS that insists on sending us on narrow one lane roads put us back by a couple of hours so we had to bypass Lynmouth, Lynton and Allerford. We had a breakfast stop at Weston-super-Mare, a lovely seaside town south west of Bristol, and got to see what remained of their Summer sand-sculptures. The town has a great pier too and quite a nice sandy beach and, although it was an overcast slightly wet visit, you could imagine what a nice holiday spot it would be in Summer. We then set course for the Doc Martin location, Port Isaac on the Atlantic coast of north Cornwal, which Alan and I were excited to see being fans of the TV show. It didn't disappoint. What a charming village! Final destination, Penzance, our home for three nights (two days). The drive to our door was down a very narrow but long street with barely enough room for one car but somehow Alan managed to miss all the parked cars. Mind you he had to drive half road half footpath to do it! Well done Al.Read more

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