United Kingdom
Guildford District

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  • Day34

    Guildford - UK

    June 17, 2016 in the United Kingdom ⋅ 🌧 18 °C

    Poor weather did nothing to dampen my spirits. Made enjoyable by quiet country lanes and quaint villages.

    Am hoping tomorrow to follow a canal from here till it reaches the river Thames, then follow the Thames past Richmond Park and Wimbledon, then through to Hyde Park.Read more

  • Day5

    Wild Swimming anyone?

    May 24, 2015 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    Our new amazing friends took us "wild swimming" as they call it...essentially we just went and jumped in an ICE cold, FREEZING creek ?? crazy things u do while ur on an adventure...then after we went to a very ENGLISH thing..."Sunday Roast" it was delicious...kinda like a buffet but u can only go once lol. But we had so much yummy stuff, the meat was delicious and lots of potatoes hahaRead more

  • Day9

    First things first!

    December 6, 2015 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 12 °C

    Ahhh, we have made it to our first place of rest and it has been a day! The most exciting (not so much) part was the driving experience here...very narrow lanes, opposite side of road, steering wheel on opposite side too...not to mention the roundabouts! I think we're getting the hang of it though. My job is to navigate and Stefan's job is to get us the safely. He's done an excellent job!Read more

  • Day19

    Wisley Gardens

    August 4, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    Als we niet weten waar we naar toe moeten, dan gaan we blijkbaar naar een Piet Oudolf-tuin! Op het immense terrein van Wisley Gardens (vlakbij Londen) heeft hij de borders ontworpen bij het ook hele grote glasshouse. We worden al echte groupies!
    We zitten inmiddels ook in de hittegolf waar NL al weken in zit... We klagen (nog) niet...
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  • Day17

    Brighton to Guildford

    August 12, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ 🌧 18 °C

    Visiting this quaint little town, stumbled across a mid evil Castle 😊sooo excited, until you realize every town has a castle, lol

  • Day23

    Onslow Arms Restaurant, West Clandon, UK

    July 13, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    We probably drove for over an hour trying to get into a pub/restaurant for dinner tonight. Who knew that nobody eats at home on a Friday night in England?? Luckily the food was good but boy was it loud and busy.Read more

  • Day114

    Chilworth

    January 22, 2016 in the United Kingdom ⋅ 🌧 7 °C

    Last weekend of training hikes. More lovely and diverse Surrey Hills - plenty of mud and sand. Some very steep up n down. Photos of lunch in the churchyard at St Marthas. Clearest ponds ever at Silent Pool. Distance - 17.42 km, 4 hours 10 mins and 421 m elevation.Read more

  • Day17

    D17 England - RHS Wisley

    July 21, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    Due to chance meeting a few days ago with one of Anthony’s ex-colleagues, we were very kindly offered a lift from Woking to the RHS Wisley Gardens. Because the family live right in the village attached to the gardens, it was easy to get in - but not before they fed and watered us with coffee and generous mounds of fresh pastries! I’m talking ballpark 18 varied croissants....for 5 people. Yes, it was a highlight of Anthony’s day.

    For the next 6 hours we made our way around the gardens, and even then we felt like we had pushed ourselves. I myself have never seen such a beautiful display of so many species of plants - ever. It seems unfair, as we’re coming from such a harsh climate, to compare the two, but it is evident that the British take such enthusiastic pride in their public gardens.

    I followed Anthony’s lead today as this used to be his turf - he worked in the plant centre doing a traineeship for a year in his early twenties, and has retained several friendships with people still in the garden industry. But despite him knowing The layout so well, he was unfamiliar more often than he expected due to significant growth and physical change in the gardens layout. His old workplace, for example, was completely derelict in addition to a few other areas that were operating a decade ago. A tree that was planted at the time (Wollemi Pine) and was so excited to see has also gone. But with disappointments came so much surprise and pleasure - I mean, the Summer palate in itself was stunning (Salvias, Astilbe, Penstemon, Echinacea, Eryngium, Echinops, Ligularia, Hydrangeas, Alliums,
    Lathyrus, and Lavandula). Meadows, orchards and allotments, and gardens with hundreds and hundreds of local and foreign flower species.
    Apparently life is too short for lunch....we assigned a 15 minute break. Places to be, plants to see!

    We got a lift back to Woking and got the train to Waterloo Station, and then to Paddington. Our hotel is just a 5 minute stroll towards Hyde Park, which is ace, but that’s pretty much when the positivity in my tone will end.
    The room, while relatively clean and tidy, is small. Lets just say you happen to have an Anthony sized ruler (which I so have on my person) and lay it from wall to wall....it would fit perfectly. But we’re just here to sleep...we’re just here to sleep...we’re just here to sleep...

    We went to a local pub for dinner and Ant enjoyed his first roast in the UK, whilst my body was screaming at me to go light. I ordered a salad, naturally. With a side of fried calamari, to share of course.
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