United Kingdom
Lower Swell

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5 travelers at this place:

  • Day749

    Day 32

    July 5 in the United Kingdom

    Packed up early and took an Uber to Gare Nord to catch the 12.15 train to London. The station was chaotic with delays galore and after standing in queues for ages we found our train had been cancelled and we needed to rush to another queue to try to reschedule to another time. Finally we got the last 7 tickets all over the place for the 6.15 train. This meant we had to find lockers to store our bags and try to amuse ourselves and particularly the children for 6 hours.
    We also realised we would have to try and get our hire car available when we arrived in London. We found out that the car rental office closes at 6pm and we had no hope of being there. We then tried for a couple of hours to contact them without success, eventually Ross rang to say “where are you” as he was waiting to see us at the train station in London. Fortunately Ross was able to go to the car rental office and negotiate an after hours fee to be available when our train arrived.
    We returned to the station around 5pm to find people everywhere still, we managed to get our bags and eventually get through customs to an absolutely chaotic waiting area with probably a couple thousand others, as all trains were delayed by 2 hours. Our train was third in line, we had no seats so had to sit for several hours on our cases. The train after ours was also cancelled which for a time reduced the crowds slightly. We than realised that we had no hope of reaching the car rental office at the time we had agreed to and again could not contact them. After we finally boarded our train at around 8.30pm we received a phone call from the car rental office asking where we were. We were able to negotiate for him to return to his office after the train arrives in London for double the original fee.
    We had quite a pleasant trip in the train although we were unable to sit together. Once we arrived we raced to find the car rental office before the guy left us with no cars and therefore no bed for the night.
    We finally got our cars and negotiated our way out of London to Lower Swell arriving about 1.30 am extremely exhausted.
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  • Day750

    Day 33

    July 6 in the United Kingdom

    Woke to explore the over 400 year old house we were in. The floor in our bedroom was pretty wonky and the beams crooked but this just added to the character, the house had been extensively renovated only a couple of years ago, so was beautifully furnished with very modern large kitchen and bathrooms although tiny.
    We spent the day exploring the local area, with a large English breakfast in Broadway, doing some food shopping and general resting to recover from the previous days stress.Read more

  • Day751

    Day 34

    July 7 in the United Kingdom

    Took a circular walk we found on the internet today from Chipping Campden, a really steep climb followed by a flat stretch with beautiful views before the walk down through wheat fields to town. Andrew and the family took the longer route.
    We came home for lunch and then drove to Stratford Upon Avon the birthplace of Shakespeare. Spent a lovely afternoon again in extreme heat wandering around the town before taking the children to an adventure playground before returning home.Read more

  • Day752

    Day 34

    July 8 in the United Kingdom

    Took another walk today from nearby after walking through the small village of Lower Swell where we are staying we headed across the paddocks, through kissing gates and regular gates past streams, sheep, cows and horses until we decided we needed to head back for lunch.
    We had booked Sunday Lunch in an authentic English pub just up the road from where we are staying and the reputation did not let us down, the food was great. We over ate and lacked energy to do much in the afternoon. Just enjoyed resting and the warm weather.Read more

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