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    • Day7

      Wotton under Edge, Chipping Campden

      September 6 in England ⋅ ☁️ 18 °C

      Next stop was a short walk up High Street at Wotton under Edge. A very pretty town on the hillside under the escarpment, on the opposite side of the valley to Charfield. It was then quite a long and at times, stressful drive up to Chipping Campden, the quintessential Cotswold village. Beautiful Cotswold stone buildings, thatched cottages, ancient market hall in the main street, a rare cartwheel wash and the remains of Campden House. This was built in the 1600s but now only the gatehouse with lodges and the banqueting house remains intact. We saw the thatched cottages on the way in but we didn't get back to them as we got caught in a downpour. A good part of this trip was on the motorway and we were surprised to see ALL the trucks travelling in the left hand lane, not one in the right hand lane. Apparently that is the law and it is strictly abided by. It made the drive so easy without cars and trucks ducking and diving from one lane to another.Read more


      Such narrow streets and not much footpaths, plenty of history there.


      Really loved the cartwash. Hope it is heritage listed and can never be built on.


      It is only early 19thC but is one of the few remaining examples left.

    • Day11

      Christmas Eve

      December 24, 2019 in England ⋅ ☀️ 23 °C

      NOTE: I’ve been quite slack on the old the blog of late. I guess I’ve just been enjoying this place too much. The next several days will just be a brief summary and more photos. If you haven’t been following along with our daily videos on Instagram we’ll also pop them up on here. They pretty much sum up each day within a minute.

      We pick up the story on a chilly morning at our cosy little BnB in Chipping Campden. We can’t get enough of this beautiful country side. THr cotswolds have been a real treat. We explored the little town for a bit before heading slightly south back to Stow-on-the-Wold, one of the main Cotswold villages, to meet up with James, Jess, & Hudson for brunch. We were about to part ways for the remainder of the trip so needed to get our Hudson fix before we wouldn’t see them for 5 weeks.
      We ate an explored the great village shops on offer. It wasn’t long before they had to hit the road again so we sadly said our goodbyes and waved them off.

      It didn’t take long before I heard the first “I miss Hudson… and James & Jess”

      We didn’t have time to mope about though, it was Christmas Eve and we had presents to buy. We set ourselves a budget, and a time limit to cruise the stores in this awesome little town separately and buy each other as many little presents as possible. We met back up in an hour with bags full of the goods. Great fun!

      From Stow-on-the-Wold we aimed north. We had to cover a bit of ground if we were going to make it to our next destination. We aimed for Sheffield, a fairly large and grungy city just north of Birmingham. We mad it to our quaint BnB in the city, wrapped our haul of presents, ordered uber eats, and hit the hay.

      Asher ☺️
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    • Day10

      Rolling through those hills

      December 23, 2019 in England ⋅ ☁️ 6 °C

      This morning was a very slow morning, We slept in and checked out what was around us on our phones. Turns out we were staying on the grounds of Dyrham Estate. Dyrham Estate was a beautiful country home/castle belonging to someone important. But more important to us, it was used in one of the opening scenes of the movie ‘Australia’. Just a simple fly over shot but still...This led to us watching the first half of ‘Australia’ as we spent the morning hours relaxing. We checked out of our little cottage and wandered down to check to the Dyrham Estate. It was extremely picturesque. Quite cool to be able to stay right next to it. Jo felt like she was in a scene straight out of a Jane Austen film/novel.

      From there we jumped back in the car and headed to Bath. Bath was extremely busy with so much traffic. We drove to the top of the hill for a spectacular view, and then back down to ‘The Circus’, a famous circle of buildings situated in Bath. Soon the chaoticness and business just became to much. We decided to give those Roman baths Bath is famous for a miss because it was just too busy and we had to hit the road.

      We drove north, our route, through the Cotswolds. We cruised though the rolling hills of west England, amazed after every corner we took. We travelled through many beautiful old stone walled farms and stone housed towns. It was just so refreshing being in the country. We stopped for a late lunch in Tetbury, a spectacular old stone town full of amazing old pubs, cafes and gift shops. We found an awesome cafe, ate, and played some cards before hitting the road again. We were trying to get to our AirBnB before dark and we had to make tracks to get there in time. We were heading to a little town called Chipping Campden at the northern end of the Cotswolds.
      We managed to make it, just, after getting a little bit lost before finding our little farmstead studio. The owners met us as we drove in and were so lovely. They showed us the ropes and left us be. This beautiful farm was situated onto of Dovers Hill which overlooks the township of Chipping Campden. We relaxed for a bit. Then headed doesn’t he hill into the cute little town covered in fairy lights for some dinner. We found an amazing Italian restaurant… the amount of Italian we eat you would have thought we were in Italy! We’re both obsessed with it! We dined on spinach and ricotta ravioli and wild boar tagliatelle before heading back up the hill to finish our movie ‘Australia’ and had to bed. Very excited to explore this little place in the morning with a bit more light and also meet up with J,J, & H again for brunch at Stow-on-the-Wold, another beautiful Cotswold town.

      Asher ☺️
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    • Day7


      September 6, 2019 in England ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

      So langsam geht ein tolles Treffen zu Ende und wir machen uns wieder auf den Weg zur Fähre...

      Unglaublich schöne Bullis, Zubehör und Teile ohne Ende, Klamotten, Fahnen, Kirmes...gut gelaunte Menschen und durchgeknallte Typen...und geile Livemusik

      ...es hat sich mal wieder gelohnt...und dann noch die schöne Hinfahrt 😊...es hat alles gepasst
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      feine Sache

    • Day9

      Richtung Norden

      June 18 in England ⋅ 🌧 15 °C

      Es geht Richtung Norden. Nach sehr schönen Tagen mit Luisa, Nils und Kids an der Küste von Devon sitze ich nun wieder auf dem Fahrrad . Ziel ist die Fähre von Holyhead nach Dublin.

      Gestern war es noch sehr sommerlich sonnig, warm. Heute beginnt voraussichtlich das Spiel mit dem Regen.Read more

      Liebe Franzi, das sieht alles sehr schön aus ... und wie weit Du schon bist ... wow! Liebste Grüße [Ma]


      … und Aberdovey ist auch nicht so weit

    • Day9

      LEJOG Day 9 - Thornbury to Tewksbury

      September 8 in England ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

      Cycled via quiet lanes and the Gloucester- Sharpness canal in overcast weather. Just made it to our Gloucester city lunch stop when a thunderstorm and rain arrived.

      We visited the revamped docklands area and then the Cathedral. Glorious architecture and stained glass windows.

      Fun Fact 1: Th’e cathedral cloisters were
      transformed into the corridors of Hogwart’s School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in the first two –Harry Potter films.

      Fun Fact 2: The Great East stained glass window is the size of a tennis court and was installed in the 1350's and during World War II it was dismantled and stored in the crypt to keep it safe.

      Arrived at Tewksbury, a very pretty medieval town at the confluence of the River Avon and River Severn. My late afternoon riverside walk was where I learned of the death of Queen Elizabeth II and naturally that was the topic of conversation for the evening in between watching the constant BBC news feed.

      Distance: 77 km. 370m Ascent
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    • Day3

      von einem Stau in den nächsten ....

      May 28 in England ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

      nur knappe 300 km von Cambridge nach Newport - aber mit Umleitung und 3 mal Stau (insgesam gut 2 Std) ne laaaaaaange, anstrengende Tour ....und der engl. Verkehr auf hiesigen Autobahnen verlangt volle Konzentration - da möchte man ne feine kleine Kaffee-Pause beim nächsten "Service" einlegen, und dann das: Massen wie an nem vorweihnachtlichen Samstag in ner Einkaufs-Mall ....
      Dafür ist die Unterkunft sehr fein: schönes Zimmer (4 Kopfkissen), Restaurant (Bistro) nebenan .....was will man nach so einem Tag mehr? Paßt, ich bin geschafft, aber zufrieden.
      Morgen dann 7.15 Wecker klingeln lassen, n Kaffee und dann nach Fishguard zur Fähre - übersetzen nach Rosslare, Irland....
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    • Sep25

      Stratford upon Avon

      September 25, 2019 in England ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

      We are camping beside the Avon River tonight. Its a working farm with a field for visitors to enjoy the serenity. Swans and ducks seem to enjoy the company!
      We visited the Hathaway family home which was occupied by them for 500 years. History tells us this is where William Shakespeare courted Anne Hathaway when he was 18 snd she was 26. The surrounding gardens and Woodlnd were a great place for an afternoon stroll.
      The cruise down the river on a canal boat took us past Shakespeare's grave. He died at the age of 52.
      We have enjoyed stepping back in time and hearing the history in this beautiful spot.
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      Any takers for a week or two on a narrow boat? 😎


      Might need to loose some weight first ..might get stuck

    • Day10

      LEJOG Day 10 - Tewksbury to Bewdley

      September 9 in England ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

      Stage 6 of the Tour of Britain was due to start in Tewksbury today and we were looking forward to seeing the event preparations. However it was cancelled out of respect for the Queen.

      Lovely medieval architecture in the town and then an undulating cycle to our overnight stop.

      Distance: 78 km. 660m Ascent
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    • Day13

      Not a Jumping-Bridge…

      September 27 in England ⋅ ⛅ 9 °C

      Ea gibt Sachen, die will Frau einfach nicht tun 🥴😎. Und dazu gehören Klappbrücken und Abfahren mit 34‘ Gefälle eindeutig dazu… aber… mit Martins guten Zureden und einer hilfreichen Hand: geschafft!
      Und die Buxe ist auch trocken geblieben 🫣😎
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