United Kingdom
South Gloucestershire

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  • Day9

    Windsor... Woah

    December 22, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☁️ 7 °C

    It was an early start to the day. James and I hit the Underground early to go and grab our rental cars while the girls and Hudsy finished packing up the apartment. Jo and I scored a little bright blue Vauxhall Corsa. We cruised back tot he apartment, grabbed the girls and H, and hit the road. Our first destination was Windsor Castle, just a 30 minute drive from Earl’s Court.

    Windsor Castle had to be one of my personal favourites of the the trip so far. Because it’s still used today, everything was so immaculately kept and the whole castle was just incredible. We wandered the outside parts briefly before heading into St Georges Chapel for a Sunday service. It’s closed to the public on Sunday unless you attend a service, and we were very keen to check out the inside of this spectacular building. So we attend the service. It was so interesting to witness how such an old and respected chapel conducts it’s service. Everything is very scripted and you can follow along in a little booklet they give you. We listened to the choir sing, the lesson of the the day and also sang hymns from a remarkably similar green hymn book accompanied by a very epic pipe organ.

    We sat through the hour long service, managed to snap some sneaky photos of the incredible interior, and left feeling little weird after just experiencing something remarkably different to our own memorial services but also kind of similar in a way.

    We explored the rest of the outside of the castle and then headed into the State Apartments section. This is the part of the castle where Queen Lizzy often entertains guests and hosts dinner parties. It is also a museum of the rooms of King George IV… or V…. Or III? I can’t remember! There were so many King Georges.

    The interior of this Castle was something to behold. Everything was so extravagant and so lavish it was kind of hard to comprehend. So much was covered in gold, from floor to ceiling, the walls were lined with priceless artworks, and I can only imagine the price of the ornaments and gifts which sat in the corridors and immense rooms.

    This place was so interesting and so large we ended up spending most of the day here. We didn’t left eh actual castle until about 2:30pm. We hadn’t even explored Windsor at all. J & J ended up getting quite ahead of us and left for there BnB in the country side well before us.

    From the castle Jo & I wanders the beautiful streets of Windsor, shadowed but he huge castle overlooking it. I grabbed a delicious Cornish pasty while Jo scored some incredible Italian pizza from an authentic Italian street food vendor. We sat and ate our late lunch before hitting the road, destination, Dyrham Park, our country side cottage for the evening.

    We arrived well after dark at 5:30pm and felt instantly relaxed as we entered our cosy little farm cottage. It was an old barn, converted into a rustic B&B. The original stone flooring was chilly underfoot but the whole place had such a cosy feel to it. We spent the evening watching TV and just simply relaxing before crashing out in the huge king bed quite early, ready for another day of exploring tomorrow.

    Asher ☺️
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  • Day2

    Unterkunft in Selsey

    June 19, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    Die Unterkunft war optisch toll und war auch sehr schön. Vor allem das Bett vor der Steinwand. Es war alles da, was man für einen Aufenthalt braucht. Leider war der ausgebaute Dachboden sehr flach, so dass ich als 1,86m Mann nur in der Mitte stehen konnte. Alles andere führte zu Rückenschmerzen. Das Bad und die Toilette waren im EG und hatten keine Tür zum Flur/Treppenhaus. Das Waschbecken war mini, mini, mini klein. Insgesamt aber ein schöner Aufenthalt.Read more

  • Day3

    Back on Track

    May 12, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    GB sei dank! Hier gibt es Werkstätten, die sonntags geöffnet haben. Nachdem Sebastian uns per Ferndiagnose einen kaputten Ölkühler als Fehlerursache ausgemacht hat,haben wir das Teil glücklicherweise besorgen und einbauen lassen können. Danach ging es vorbei am weißen Pferd von Alton Barnes Richtung Bath, wo wir zu den anderen Teams aufschließen konnten. Den Abend haben wir gemeinsam mit 10 Teams wild gecampt und gegrillt 👌Read more

  • Day3

    Off to Wales

    May 13, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☀️ 7 °C

    Seit gestern macht unser Auto ein paar Probleme. Mal sehen ob wir ohne Panne in Cardigan ankommen. Haben einen 7er BMW der mit uns fährt, falls wir zur nächsten Werkstatt gezogen werden müssen. Fingers crossed dass es gut geht 🤞🏿Read more

  • Day32

    Dyrham House

    September 1, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    A day moving.
    About an 80 miles drive north and not a back lane involved. We did do 3 different Ms and a couple of As. Had some delays near Bristol but have ended up near Bath to finish the day and spend the night.

    House is in a valley 15mins from the car park across an enormous deer park. We were looking for monster deer because if the poo size until we saw the cows. All was explained.

    Large numbers of enthusiasts with small children and strollers. We hope at least half got back up to go home. It was a struggle for the over 65s. Take the bus? Ha.

    Terrific house with church right next door. A little rundown but slowly being brought back.
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  • Day15

    Old Sodbury to Pennsylvania, June 13

    June 13, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    We are moving slowly this AM. The 13 miles yesterday were tough.

    Coffee in the room was eye opening and the breakfast at The Dog Inn was at least filling given that we are not wide awake yet. Yesterday, upon our arrival, I asked the bartender if people "woof, woof" when they arrive. "No", she said..."you were the first today". Made me feel real proud to be a turkey in a house of dogs!

    So we're having fun and today's walk is short...just nine miles. We shall see if the rain holds off.

    This part of the Cotswold Way is a little flatter (rolling hills, not steep mountains), and we started our day walking along rolling hills with some geogous views.

    We walked pass the Dodington House...unseen from the path, but we saw the surrounding land and the "moat" that was in front of the main drive. History tells us that it was built in 1795 for a man that made great wealth "on the backs of slaves in the West Indies".

    Our day continued to Tormarton, a small village with the Church of St. Mary Magdalene. We visited the interior and the stain glass was spectacular.

    We then walked through a series of fields with borders made of new stone. They used the yellowish sandstone that we saw earlier in the walk. Very striking in appearance. Later on we ran into some volunteers who were repairing a stone wall and we were told that it is a very expensive wall to build today given the cost of labor and material.

    Our walk went along the scarp edge once again, and perhaps for the last time. We walked around a large deer park that surrounded Dyrham House (the restored home of William lll, built around 1695 or so and maintained by the National Trust). I went up to the gate to take a picture and commented to a couple that were inside that I hoped I could avoid the bars. He said that he would be happy to take a picture for me...and then we realized we has seen each other a few days ago. He and his wife drove the Blue Ridge Parkway not so long ago and we had a discussion about that when we first met. What a coincidence!

    As we crossed several fields, some contained sheep and cows, Arlene saw a grouse (or was it a pheasant?). Cameras on cell phones would not do it justice, but I was able to capture a pretty good picture on the better camera with the zoom lens.

    We are staying in Pennsylvania (yes we are), at the Cornflake Cottage, and it is a delightful B & B. The hostess made us coffee, provided muffins, and the room has a sitting area downstairs, called The Snug. She will drive us to dinner this evening.

    Good dinner of chicken cooked in a pastry shell, veggies, dessert and wine. Hard to beat.

    Tomorrow is the last walk. Rain is expected. We've had no rain while here so getting a little in the AM will not dampen our spirits.
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You might also know this place by the following names:

South Gloucestershire, SGC, Южен Глостършър, Su Gloucestershire, Gloucestershire du Sud, Süd Gloucestershire, Южный Глостершир, Південний Глостершир

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