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    • Day4

      Lady of the Lake

      July 26, 2022 in England ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

      Was hat der Titel zu bedeuten? Jaahaaa das gehört zu Ende des Tages.

      Zuersteinmal geht es für mich nach Colchester, wo ich vor einem Hotel Bianca stehen sehe. Es braucht nicht viele Worte da ist klar: Wir zwei düsen nach Chesterford. Es wird geschnackt, ich nehme Windschatten mit wo geht. Nach einer Mega Calzone trennen sich unsere Wege. Bianca muss heute noch nach London. Man saht sich mehr als einmal Lebewohl!

      Für mich sind es jetzt noch 40km, dann könnte ich Mittwoch schon in Dublin sein. Also rauf auf den Sattel. Typisch Englisch, jedes Haus hat einen Namen, ich wohnte dann im "Filz Mansion". Und auch typisch für diese Gegend: Zäune und Privat Schilder.

      Ich komme dann irgendwann an einem See an und beginne in meinem Limomadenwasser (Wasser gabs keins) Nudeln zu kochen. Als eine Schwimmerin auftaucht und zu ihrem Kram geht. Ganz freundlich fragt sie, ob ich mal umme Ecke gehen kann, sie wolle sich umziehen. Ich, der bis dato mit kochen beschäftigt war, bin froh über die direkte Ansprache und drehe ne Runde. Als ich zurück bin werden Glückwünsche ausgetauscht "Toller Ort, schöne Zeit". Dann heißt es "Good evening".

      Zu guter letzt geht das Gas leer. Stand jetzt ziehen die Nudeln im lauwarmen Wasser.
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      oh das klingt ja gut und Windschatten ist bei Westwind auch ganz schön. Du zeltest im freien und da gibt es orte wo das geht hoffe ich. ja und hatte dich auch das wasser gelockt im see?

      7/26/22Reply
      Traveler

      ich bin sowas von im Freien :). Spät aufbaun früh abbauen ist die Devise. Hab mal ein Bild hochgeladen. Und schwimmen war ich auch kurz :)

      7/26/22Reply
      Traveler

      wenn du in bristol in see stichst schau dir vorher bath an. Da hatten schon die römer in den warmen quellen gebadet.

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    • Day4

      24-7 Doddinghurst

      July 24, 2019 in England ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

      Zo zeg, dat liep bijna niet goed af!
      De dag begon met een prachtige route, die helaas wel de omweg bleek te zijn. Geniet nou: lukte. Maar/en, campings vinden wil nog niet zo lukken met mijn wiki app en de maps.me. Dat drukte de feestvreugde toch wat.
      En als je dan toch, al bordjes volgend opeens écht de verkeerde kant uit rijdt, is dat wat frustrerend. De hellinkjes hier zijn lief, maar jeumig wat is het heet vandaag. 32 in de schaduw, en toen was het al wat afgekoeld.
      Op het moment dat ik "klaar" ben, is de camping nog 17 km. Kilometer technisch moet dat nog makkelijk kunnen na een koude cola en pauze.
      Nou, bijna niet dus. Ik zie letterlijk sterretjes en ga 3 keer bijna onderuit. Te veel zout kwijt denk ik, als ik op de camping mijn eerste hap eten bijna uitkots. Eerst maar wat zout tot me genomen en douchen. Daarna frustratie pinguïnnen, want er ís wifi, maar het lukt niet. En als het dan eindelijk toch lukt, doet de wifi het niet meer. Uploaden lukt maar met 1 foto. Ik ben net op tijd terug bij de tent om een eekhoorn bij mijn quiche weg te jagen. Die had hem alvast maar even weer uitgepakt. Eten lukt gelukkig daarna wel.
      En footprinten ook! Hoera!
      Moet je met 30 graden een lange broek aan vanwege de muggen.🙁
      73,27 km.
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      Wel super mooi plekje en je hoeft niet bang te zijn dat je nat slaapt (tent lenkt niet bij deze temperaturen 😜

      7/24/19Reply
      Traveler

      Dit was gisteravond, en vannacht onweer! Had gelukkig tijd om een handdoek te installeren en stormlijnen (niet nodig bleek). Maar het regende maar heel even.

      7/24/19Reply
      Traveler

      LOL 🤣 dat scheelt en je bent voorbereid... sterkte

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    • Day589

      Walthamstow

      January 3, 2020 in England ⋅ ☁️ 7 °C

      We had promised Magnus a sleep over, which he was enormously excited about, so we returned to Walthamstow to see the family again and honour our commitment to him. After a great lunch we enjoyed a walk through Gunpowder Park with Stew, Magnus and Jemima
      What a great sleep over night we had - Magnus was a treat to be with and great company - a film night with pop corn and everything - brilliant.
      Magnus was a great help the following day when we gave the van a good clean prior to him being collected after lunch. We will not see Stewart and his lovely family until April, when we return from Brisbane. Mary will have changed massively by then. Already we saw changes to her (mainly in her size) since the day she was born.
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      Lovely photos, especially Alan and beautiful baby Mary! 😘

      1/8/20Reply
       
    • Day42

      Lee Valley

      July 5, 2018 in England ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

      Making our way up to Suffolk for the festival next week. Compulsory stop at London to see Jemima and family.
      We noticed that all previous postings about Lea Valley were erroneous as the River is the River Lee not Lea so apologies for misspelling.
      Stew did a great fish bbq with Bream and King Prawns - very tasty.
      Temperatures in back garden blistering - birthing pool came in very handy.
      Jemima has changed and we enjoyed some lovely cuddles.
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      Now ,you have to say she is beautiful and pretty!

      7/8/18Reply
      Traveler

      Very!!!! And not biased!

      7/10/18Reply
      Traveler

      Ahhh she's gorgeous

      7/26/18Reply
       
    • Day579

      Walthamstow

      December 24, 2019 in England ⋅ ⛅ 9 °C

      We returned to Walthamstow so we could spend Christmas day with the family and our new grand daughter.
      On Christmas Eve we walked through the Lee Valley Park in cool winter sunshine and had a wander through Waltham Abbey.
      We enjoyed a wattsap conversation, in our evening, with Jamie and all the girls who had already been visited by Santa in Brisbane. Much joy over there. One envelope that had been opened over there disclosed that Jamie and Renee are expecting a new sister for Sophie and Samantha in early March. We can't wait to meet her.
      Stewart picked us up early on Christmas Day and we spent a brilliant day with everyone. The Millers - Clive and Rosie had travelled from Italy and Tim from South London to join the Macleans for a big family Christmas day lunch. Prior to lunch we took a wander to the village and Magnus was pleased to be able to pick up litter with the litter pickers Santa had left for him. Jemima stayed with Emily to look after Mary or, at the very least, her own interests.
      Christmas dinner was a triumph and enjoyed by all - well done to Stewart et al who beavered away whilst grandpa held the baby.
      There then followed the present opening session which brought the children great joy.
      We overnighted at Stew and Em's friends house 4 doors away - they were on their way to NZ - so we were all able to enjoy some festive wine. Stewart dealing out some of the more salacious media gossip added spice to the occasion.
      Alan and Clive spent some time discussing a little bike ride they hope to be able to do next May - not so little!!!! John O Groats to Lansend!!!!! They will both be training in the new year in order to manage the 1000 mile ride!!!!
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      He looks delighted!

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    • Day32

      Lea Valley

      June 25, 2018 in England ⋅ ☀️ 25 °C

      Stayed here yet another day because we had the joyous news that our new grand child had emerged at 4:32 this morning.
      We had to stay to see her - Jemima Jane - a new sister to Magnus.
      Magnus is very pleased as you can see but a little suprised that Jemima will not play with all his trucks just yet.
      We spent a little time with Stewart and Emily before leaving to enjoy a marvellous meal at Gokyuzu in Walthamstow. A very busy restaurant - not suprising - food was excellent.
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      Traveler

      :-) Wow, such a happy smiley family!! Congratulations to you all!! xxx

      6/26/18Reply
      Traveler

      Wonderful news. Many congratulations to you all. So glad you are having a fab time. We are currently in Abbywood near London in the new motorhome that finally arrived last Friday. We csmnip to London for my brother's sixtiest birthday bash. I don't know if you have ever stayed here but it's a great site with really easy links into London. Have a great time at Latitude. Sorry we will miss you, but we must catch up on the road somewhere soon. Zxx

      6/26/18Reply
      Traveler

      Yay! Such lovely news. Congratulations to everyone. Beautiful name too! 😃 xx

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    • Day22

      Lea Valley

      June 15, 2018 in England ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

      Journeyed down to the Lea Vallley - strategic point for visits to London just outside emissions zone.
      Cycled up the Lea Valley to Waltham Abbey and onwards up to Ware (Where you might say - Indeed) - a nice enough little town on the Lea Navigation.
      Great cycling through the Lea Valley.
      Visited the remains of Waltham Abbey (EH) worth a short visit but not a major detour. The river here was covered in algae - had trouble picking out the moorhen chicks in the murk.
      Swans in nest with cygnets on river.
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    • Day27

      Lea Valley

      June 20, 2018 in England ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

      Extended our stay here for reasons that will become apparent.
      Took transport into London - bus, rail overland, docklands light railway, river bus then tube through the day to see the The Cutty Sark, Maritime Museum, Royal Observatory, Greenwich Park and a covered market in Greenwich to boot. Cutty Sark very interesting, with lots of school groups charging around being reprimanded by their teachers. How lovely it is to be retired and not part of that any more!!!!Read more

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