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  • Day2

    Doppelt hält besser...

    August 26, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☀️ 16 °C

    Unser Morgen beginnt sehr früh um 5Uhr englischer Zeit. Denn um in Ruhe zu frühstücken, wollen wir schon um 6Uhr da sein. Dieses mundet ausgezeichnet (super leckeres Porridge 😃).

    Gegen 9Uhr fahren wir dann von Bord und stellen uns an der Grenzkontrolle an, die dauert etwas länger & danach nutze ich die Phase des verstauens dazu meine Jacke vom Innenfutter zu befreien. So fährt es sich viel angenehmer.

    Geplant sind heute 290km. Von Hull nach Leicester. Eigentlich wollten wir in Hinckley das Besucherzentrum von Triumph unsicher machen, das hat aber leider Montags & Dienstags geschlossen, so haben wir jetzt etwas mehr Zeit zum fahren.
    Das heutige Highlight ist die Humber Bridge! Die Aussicht von dieser war phänomenal, nur leider durfte man nicht anhalten, also konnte man den tollen Blick leider nicht fotografisch festhalten... (am besten mal googeln 😉)
    Nach 30km finden wir eine Tankstelle und füllen schnell die durstigen Maschinen um weiter zu fahren.
    Die Straßen sind gut, allerdings ist heute sehr viel Verkehr, da heute Bank Holidays sind.

    Und dann ist es passiert! Im Kreisverkehr verlieren wir die hintere Hälfte der Truppe 😅 ich bleibe am Kreisverkehr stehen und mein Vater fährt auf die Suche nach den beiden und nach einer gefühlten Ewigkeit tauchen die drei endlich wieder auf.

    Im Besucherzentrum vom Sherwood Forest, machen wir eine kleine Kaffee Pause. Sehr schön dort. Würde ich gerne nochmal hin um mir den Park/Wald etwas genauer anzusehen.

    Danach haben wir uns wieder auf die Piste begeben. Wir fahren an vielen Feldern vorbei und sehen auch immer wieder Hinweise auf verschiedene Wälder und Parks. Aber leider führt keine Straße in diese hinein 😕.
    Und dann wieder. Wieder ein Kreisverkehr reißt unsere Gruppe entzwei. Diesmal verlieren wir unseren Vorfahrer aus den Augen und merken es erst nach 10km 😂 Also umdrehen und die richtige Ausfahrt nehmen. Endlich wieder vereint nehmen wir die letzten 100km in Angriff.
    Die letzten 50km fahren sich wirklich toll. Kleine Straßen, viele Kurven und noch mehr Kreisverkehre, aber diesmal bleibt die Gruppe zusammen.
    Dann kommen wir endlich an unserem heutigen Hotel an. Durchgeschwitzt und müde freuen wir uns jetzt auf eine Dusche und einen leckeren Burger.
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  • Day93

    Heading to York

    July 17, 2016 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    Going along motorway to get York. Director noted that it was unfortunate that the back road routes not used as we miss so much of rural England. There is a planned stop for stretch and refresh along the way. Today we go through Robyn Hood Country.

    Passing through coal mining lands with little villages clustered together. Going through peak country, as we head towards York. Tried for photo of wind power but too slow. Sherwood forest coming up. Where is the forest? Sherwood Forest was a royal hunting park. Not forest as we think of it today. Included woodland, farm land and villages. Age and population has decreased forest. Replanting attempts on going now. Did Robin Hood exist?
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  • Day41

    Port Barton

    August 22, 2017 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    We have had the most UNREAL/AMAZING/SPECTACULAR (that's a new word I've never used) DAY!!!! We have been in actual paradise - by far the most beautiful day of the whole trip. It has been breathtaking !
    We woke up at 5.50 am in Sheebang hostel, got ready, checked out by 6.10 am, and got the tricycle at 6.15 am to San Jose bus terminal. We got the 6.45 bus to Port Barton (and ended up having a private van which was ideal!).
    We arrived at around 9.30 so just under 3 hours (in comparison to the bus which would have taken 4 hours minimum). However, they did drive pretty quickly so sleeping was impossibility.
    It was the first day that the weather was actually sunny and looked like it could be clear! We were so happy!
    When we arrived, the man found us accommodation which consisted of beach front cottages for only 500 each a night so it was fine. They were very basic but looked cleaner than our previous accommodation so we were happy.
    The man at the accommodation told us about an island hopping tour they did but seeing as we had missed the scheduled tour (and I doubt it would have ran as there were barely any people around), we could only do it if we got a private boat which was more expensive. We decided to do it – it was 1000 each (£15 pounds) and Hope didn't get to do the island hopping the other day.
    It was fantastic!
    Firstly, we stopped and did some snorkelling. The reefs here are incredible! Although some are damaged from where the boat men have put their anchors, parts of it are beautiful (however we did see the man touching the coral later which was frustrating, as it damages it). We saw so many beautiful fish of all different shapes, sizes and colours. Not many tourists know about Port Barton, so we felt like we were in a secluded little area.
    The first island stop was German island. It was beautiful. We paid a minimal fee (so minimal I can’t even remember what it was!) and spent a few hours there. The island only had a few tourists on. There were many hammocks, and swings on the island and we spent a few hours lazing about before the man made us some lunch (vegetables and rice). We said we didn’t want fish (I was put off from the overwhelming full fish on my plate at Honda Bay) but I was quite jealous after seeing the freshly grilled fish on the plates next to us!!
    After lunch we did some snorkelling around the island. Sadly we didn’t get to see any of the giant turtles which are sometimes around here, but we saw a cute little turtle.
    We went to a couple more snorkelling spots, and then went to the most incredible sand bar. It was so tiny, but was full of starfish, and we had it all to ourselves! We loved it.
    We were incredibly lucky with the weather, incredibly lucky with how quiet everywhere was, and overall had an incredible day!
    When we got back to the cottages at around 3 pm – the heavens opened. It POURED it down. We had a nap whilst we waited for the rain to stop, but didn’t end up waking up until 9 pm !!! From 4 pm – we must have been shattered! We woke up, luckily the electricity was on (it is only on 6 pm – midnight), and went for some dinner. However, the rain was still so bad that the restaurant with wifi was shut so we had to go to a small one further down. I had vegetables in oyster sauce with rice, and Hope just had a Fanta.
    It's now 22.39 and we are shattered so I'm going to go to sleep now so we can get up at 7 am to hopefully go and see some waterfalls.
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