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Jun 28, 2016 - Living the dream!

The last week has seen us drive from northern Italy back to our home base of Shrewsbury, England. We had a few notable stops on the way including on the edge of the Black Forest in Germany where Ian got in one last big ride on the fold-up bike……………70 KMS and 1,000 meters of ascent on a 30+ degree day. He went straight from the bike into the swimming pool and did not get out for an hour. We also visited Ian’s cousin in Luxembourg. It was great to see Brian and his family again and to sample their wonderful hospitality. Luxembourg also has...

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La Dolce Vita

Aug 20, 2015 - Start

Bit of a rush, late off. coupled with roadworks etc got us to Chapel Down Vinyard a bit late. Caught up with the tour which was interesting, tasted some passable plonk etc :) On to the hotel which made it 225 miles for the day. topped tank up and got an early night

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Feb 27, 2014 - Back in the UK

We crossed the English Channel separately Heather in the car on the Eurotunnel shuttle and Tony in the coach on the ferry. Both of us had good journeys and both of us arrived safely at the campground in Folkestone. We will spend the next couple months in the UK before heading out again into Europe at the end of April. Tentative plans at the moment are to explore northern Germany, Denmark and possibly Norway.

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Apr 26, 2013 - back in england

Where going to be late for our flight i said no where not dad said OK then how come i heard last call for flight 52 to England Manchester hurry up!!!!! I yelled were coming and on our way to the gate i heard the tannoy for the farmer family, at the boarding gate we were asked, passports please OK you can go though we made it luckily, we were last. When i was on the plane i did most of my homework. We are about to land and it was best landing yet, we got off the plane and got a car for rental, then we made our way to mums cousin we saw...

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Bethany Abroad

Nov 17, 2012 - Leeds Castle

We left the campsite just after 10am and after spending some time at the local post office sorting out the despatch of a Christmas box to New Zealand we headed east for Leeds Castle. It was an overcast day, but the grounds and autumn colours were so pretty as we walked the 10 minutes or so to the famous Castle, the site of which was first recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086. The first stone castle was started some 50 years later and is famous for being owned by several medieval queens, including Catherine of Aragon, first wife of Henry...

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Feb 20, 2012 - Folkestone/Dover

We are now in Folkestone, Dover and those famous white cliffs, its a very charming town, pity we took the route via Scotland to get here!! thanks largely to the sat nav, that Graham set to avoid the congestion toll tax, lucky we got up and left Lutterworth at 6am! Note to oneself #2 When the temp outside is zero degree's do NOT attempt to spray water from the wippers to clean the window, unless you desire an instant pile of icey snow on the sides of the window, pretty, but not the effect we were going for. Note to oneself #3 When you are...

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Oct 4, 2011 - An uneventful Day

We travelled to a small vineyard and winery in the town of Biddenden near Ashford where we walked the land and then sampled the wines and ciders. and debated on the droppings of phooo as to what may have left them. The experienced hunter (Sam) informed us that they were deer droppings. The air was fresh and the wine warmed the inners. This was not much of an interesting day as we were so very interested in "shite" and mushrooms. After that we went in circles following the lead car who has by now learned to use the turn signal into the town...

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Apr 26, 2011 - Our last day in France

We pack Pierre and zig zag our way towards the coast via Auxi le Chateau and Craecy en Ponthieu (where we see our first genuine privately owned castle. Our first stop Le Crotoy (the mouth of the Somme River) then we wind our up the coast to Berck-Plage, Etaples (massive British Cemetery), Boulogne-sur-Mer and just before we reached Calais, at Cap Gris Nez, is a museum centred on a massive German gun bunker – the gun itself about as long as a cricket pitch and quite capable of reaching England. Amazed at the number of full size crucifixes in...

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May 24, 2008 - staying close

During my initial exploration of Sandwich I discovered Cafe Costa Rica but it was obviously in a re-modeling phase. It took me longer than I had originally anticipated getting back and when I did, they had been open for 2 weeks…bummer! What a wonderful couple that are running it. Jillie is British and she is married to Chris who is Costa Rican. The building originally was a public toilet, then became an ice cream parlor and now a coffee cafe. After talking to some locals, they think the parlor didn't make it because the town could not...

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