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  • Day57

    Brighton Pier

    August 14 in the United Kingdom ⋅ 🌧 16 °C

    Brighton im August ist wie Schottland Ende September! Wir haben uns kurzerhand ins ehrwürdige Royal Albion Hotel am Brighton Pier, bzw. in den Pub daneben, einquartiert.
    Gerne erinnere ich mich an den ersten Meeresmaler Besuch hier in 2014, das war damals auch eher schattig:
    Meeresmaler unterwegs, Folge9:

    Brighton in August is like Scotland at the end of September! We have accommodated ourselves in the venerable Royal Albion Hotel at the Brighton Pier or in the pub next to it.
    I like to remember the first sea painter's visit here in 2014, which was also rather shady at that time:
    Sea painter on the way, episode 9:
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  • Day49

    I love Cornish Pasties and Gorran Haven

    August 19 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    We had a morning printing off our Trans Siberian Train tickets which was exciting... but not as exciting as having my first Cornish pasty!!!
    Mum and Pete drove us to a little Cornish seaside village of Gorran Haven for a coffee.
    This evening had a lovely catch up with my 2 nieces and nephew- sadly didn’t get a photo but was so lovely seeing them.Read more

  • Day51

    Roseudgeon and Porthtowan with Alfie

    August 21 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    Beautiful summer day in Cornwall today saw us spend the morning at Roseudgeon with Kate getting more cornish cultural lessons!
    In the afternoon we drove to one of my fave places - Porthtowan.
    Had a pizza in the restaurant right on the beach and Alfie and I went exploring the local caves at low tide.
    Dinner at my sisters resulted in my niece being sick- I don’t think 30 mins of a vigorous gymnastic “show” after spag bol, chocolate trifle, lemon cheesecake and coke was a great idea!!!
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  • Day53

    Shopping for Russia and a v large pasty

    August 23 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    Another beautifully sunny day.
    Started the day with a supermarket shop for dried food for the upcoming Russia trip.
    Breakfast was an extra large Choak’s pasty!
    This was followed by Kate’s last carboot sale at Falmouth rugby club.
    We then drove 45 mins to St Austell to finally catch up with my eldest nephew Reece and his girlfriend Amy before a last night’s dinner of fish and chips back in Falmouth.
    We r hoping to god that we can stop eating in Russia!!
    Tmrw we leave Cornwall for London which will be v sad to leave the family.
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  • Day24

    First walking day in the rain

    September 22 in the United Kingdom ⋅ 🌧 13 °C

    First, last night’s dinner at the pub was good. I had a steak and managed to avoid too much stooge! They offered Carole chips or jacket potato with her lasagne!! Like they do in Ireland, everything comes with potatoes in some form. (She said neither please, just salad!).

    And this morning we had a good breakfast, continental and full English choices, and a good start before walking. Despite going to bed with still a perfect day, by this morning it was raining as predicted and we set off in our rain gear at about 9.30. It wasn’t heavy all the time, and sometimes almost stopped, but enough to get pretty soggy, and the ground, even though it hadn’t rained for a week, immediately got very muddy and puddly. With the consistent rain I found that my poncho wasn’t as impermeable as I thought. We’ve always been so lucky with weather on our Caminos that it may not have been put to the test and my t-shirt got quite wet which was uncomfortable and cold. It is much colder today, and hard to remember that yesterday we only wore a light shirt, and many people just had shorts and short sleeves. Any way it was all part of the fun, and it was a short flat walk today, along the firth and half way towards Carlisle. We did about 15 kms, and walked to Burgh by Sands (pronounced bruff). It is a tiny town, but famous for a statue of Edward I where they fought Robert the Bruce...Edward died here, but now buried at Westminster Abbey. Also there is a very old church, St Michael’s, built partly with stones from Hadrian’s Wall, dating back to 13th century, with some later additions (or maybe the later additions were 12th C!!). And it had been a garrison during the wars. So much history!

    But as the inn at Burgh by Sands is closed at the moment, we were taxied back to Carlisle for the night (all part of the service) and tomorrow we get taken back to Burgh by Sands to walk back to Carlisle! So it means that we are 2 nights and this very pleasant B and B, and don’t have to pack up tomorrow morning, and have 2 days to get washing dry! So we are getting to know Carlisle well, and are going out to Indian tonight. Paul our taxi driver recommended one that is the “best in Carlisle” so we’ll put it to the test. Indian food in the UK is very good, better than I’ve found in Australia. But the other Asian cuisines - Thai, Malay etc are not anything like as good as in Oz.

    Tomorrow’s walk is even shorter than today - about 12 kms I think, and still flat. The hilly more demanding part comes in the middle, so this is a lovely gentle start!
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  • Day46

    London to Cornwall

    August 16 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☁️ 16 °C

    Thanks to Lou and Nat we had a v comfy few hours sleep in cool temps.
    Left Bromley at 8am dragging our bags on a bus, a train and 2x tubes to Paddington - across London in rush hour Friday traffic.
    Boarded the 10.03 train Paddington to Penzance which turned into carnage as the seat reservation systems were broken and the train was rammed. We were lucky enough to get our assigned seats early and arrived in Cornwall at 3.10pm in the torrential rain and 17 degs.
    Met by Mum and Pete and then went for a drink with Jake (nephew) and his gfriend Rhiannon before homemade dinner of my fave cottage pie.
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  • Day48

    Car boot sales and a sandy niece

    August 18 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    Spent the morning at car boot sales with Mum and Pete although the best one was cancelled due to a heavy rain shower.
    After lunch picked up the 6 yr old niece for a few hours.
    Had a nice play in Helston Park followed by an ice cream for all of us.
    With a spare hour we thought we would go and throw stones into the sea.
    This turned into a swim in undies, no towel and arriving home wearing my spare shorts and a cardigan with a pile of wet and sandy clothes- great fun!!
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  • Day17

    Last London day

    September 15 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    Yet again it is balmy sunny weather. Londoners are in heaven enjoying it, sitting in parks and basking. And of course it is great for visitors too!

    Today Omnia was seeing more friends, and we had an arrangement to meet Kate Gorely at about midday. We love seeing her, the only Gorely who lives in London, and she had also organised for Minty and Oriana (her cousins, my cousin Susan’s daughters) to come too. Such fun. I had seen Oriana a few years ago when she was in Oz, but don’t think I’d seen Minty (Araminta) for about 20 years, when she was running a vodka bar In Soho!! So we met at Brixton, near-ish to where Kate and Oriana live, and had a leisurely light lunch in a Brixton pub, in the garden courtyard. Very pleasant, and a lovely catch up.

    Amr and I had walked from the hotel to Victoria this morning, where we caught the tube to Brixton, and coming back we got the train to Green Park and walked back from there so we have had our dose of walking for the day. Amr’s Apple Watch says we walked about 17 kms....we have to keep ready for the official walk in a week’s time!

    Now back and about to have an Indian meal with Omnia. Another really lovely day.
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  • Day50

    Happy Bday Blake and Polurrian Hotel

    August 20 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    Started the day with a bday breakfast for Blake my second eldest nephew who turned 20, at my fave cafe on Gyllyngvase Beach.
    Then picked up my other nephew Jake and his gf Rhiannon for a drive down to Polurrian Hotel with breathtaking views of the Cornish coast.
    A trip onto St Just and then a stop for ice cream at Marazion so we could see St Michaels Mount saw us get home after a great day out.
    Finished the day with strawberries and lashings if clotted cream and a DVD of Fisherman’s Friend based on the true story of a Cornish SeaShanty group. Kate is getting Cornish culture immersion lessons by the bucket load!!!
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  • Day52

    More family time and a haircut

    August 22 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☁️ 15 °C

    I spent the day seeing my brother whilst Kate had an admin day, shopping and a visit to Truro on the bus immersing herself in more Cornish culture... to which the feedback was quite negative today. Sadly racism, constant negativity and bad customer service didn’t enamour her to the cathedral city of Truro one bit. Luckily she liked her haircut!Read more

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