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Surrey

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  • Day18

    Male, unisex or just not observing

    June 27, 2017 in the United Kingdom

    Ok so I have discovered a pattern this past week in my movements. When it comes time to release the last pint of Cornish Ale, I inadvertently find myself in a small room that smells distinctly Iike a 400 year old horse stable with what looks like individual feed troughs for the horses.

    Now to be fair, some of the places I have stayed have in fact had 400 year old horse stables attached, but as far as I know none of them come with porcelain seating.

    I am now begging the question why this has happened to be the case all week. If my memory serves me correctly, England does provide the standard labelling of ladies, (with triangular skirt shape at the bottom) and mens (with straight legs) and this is the same convention that was taken to the colonies all those years ago. I know this stuff. I was so young when I learned it, I don't remember the lesson.

    Yesterday I was in Port Isaac. They were filming Doc Martin (sadly Martin Clunes was not in the scene filmed yesterday) I had stood there for at least an hour waiting for my glimpse of Martin and it was post the world's worst Cafe Americano when nature called. So I darted down the cobblestoned laneway to the public amenities with 20 pence firmly in hand. I dropped the 20p dutifully in the box and pressed the giant green OPEN button. On the other side of the heavy iron door were two horse troughs and one cubicle. Realising the errors of my ways I rifled through my bag for another 20p coin and darted up to the next door. On it was the ambiguous sight I am sure we have all be faced with, the wheelchair sign. There was no one around and as luck would have it the disabled facilities were free so I went in there to contemplate how I missed the sign, but happy to have achieved the desired outcome.

    Tonight I have checked into my Britstop for the night. The polite lady behind the bar has told me I have access to facilities all night and they are out in the courtyard. So only a few moments ago I decided to head out and familiarise myself with where I could find these things in the late night or early morning. Familiar is the key here. Again I find the equine version of the facilities! This time, I took the private room, did my business and hoped I wouldn't pass any of the horses on the way out.

    As for the girls in the triangular skirts. I haven't seen them yet, but sure as hell know I need to locate them before I wander aimlessly into the stables of the opposite gender in the morning.

    Giddy up.
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  • Day34

    Guildford - UK

    June 17, 2016 in the United Kingdom

    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.

  • Day5

    Wild Swimming anyone?

    May 24, 2015 in the United Kingdom

    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 haha

  • Day10

    Dinner is served at Côtes Brasserie

    December 7, 2015 in the United Kingdom

    Dinner is served! After a fun and interesting day learning about mesotherapy and CO2 injections, we made our way to downtown Dorking. Côtes Restaurant was recommended to is by the locals at the corner store and WOW! For appetizer, we shared the best bowl of French onion soup. Then we had spinach mushroom crepes and half of a braised chicken. The most amazing portion of the meal was the dessert: Creme Caramel and ice cream with dark chocolate syrup. To die for!Read more

  • Day10

    Stefan's adventure to the sky

    December 7, 2015 in the United Kingdom

    It was logical to assume the men's restroom would be the door next to the women's, but no that door led to a storage closet. When he was shown the men's restroom door, this is what he encountered: a stairwell that felt like it reached to sky. That was how you got to the men's toilet....very interesting.

  • Day13

    Bristol Exploration

    December 10, 2015 in the United Kingdom

    We set off to find the Bristol Cathedral and a few other things before heading to Bath. While in the posh Clifton neighborhood, we accidentally came across other amazing sites. First being the Clifton Suspension Bridge. We also discovered St. Anne's church, which was better than the cathedral.

  • Day9

    First things first!

    December 6, 2015 in the United Kingdom

    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!

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