Holidays


#21

We is going to Devon for couple of weeks in ‘summer’, cos’ our lass is a Devon farmer girl.


#22

Off to Madrid next week. Any recommendations on stuff to do/avoid?


#23

Yes. Avoid Madrid.


#24

Make sure you take a Catalan shirt.


#25

Prado. Guernica exhibition.


#26

Lopwell dam,June


#27

8th April. Madrid derby at the Bernabeu


#28

Go here for a few pints.

and as mentioned , go and see Guernica in the Reina Sofia.


#29

There is a snazzy looking place to eat in the centre of town::


#30

we were told if you love Barcelona then you will hate Madrid - its true.

We are off on our regular (probably about our 25th or so visit) jaunt to Barca at the end of April for 4 days.


#31

Moscow/St Petersburg

San Francisco/Los Angeles

Glasgow/Edinburgh ?

VB


#32

Melbourne/Sydney
Manchester/London
Anywhere/Adelaide…


#33

not really seen enough of Glagow to confirm, but based on my limited experience Edinburgh wins.

Porto/Lisbon


#34

I worked in Madrid in the 70’s during Franco’s time. Great money and food. It was during the Winter so it was bloody cold. Bars were good women not so good.


#35

OK. Alarm is set for the crack of dawn. Starting the first leg of this http://www.greenwichmeridiantrail.co.uk/ tomorrow.

THURS
Train and bus to Peacehaven
Walk to Lewes
Lunch in this pub http://www.brewersarmslewes.co.uk/
Walk to a B&B close to this pub https://thesloopinn.com/
Dinner in pub

FRI
Breakfast
Walk to East Grinstead
Lunch in this pub http://shipinneastgrinstead.co.uk/
Walk to B&B in Oxted
Dinner in this restaurant http://www.cucinaoxted.co.uk/

SAT
Breakfast
Walk to Hayes
Lunch in this pub https://www.thegeorgehayes.co.uk/ (or maybe another pub)
Walk via Greenwich to Canary Wharf
Tube and train home

68 miles in three days. What could possibly go wrong ?

Wish me luck !

VB


#36

Good luck!
(Crazy fool)


#37

Enjoy!! How are the feet now?


#38

Good luck. only know the Brewers Arms in Lewes - a good choice :+1:


#39

what a great walk. I am not sure my ankles are up such long distances walking now. We did do the Thames walk from source to Thames barrier walk a few years ago… which was an interesting combination of rural and urban walking.


#40

I think the feet/ankles/left knee will be fine on Day 1 and the painkillers will get me through Day 2. But Day 3 is terra incognita (fortunately I should be able to get into TfL territory fairly quickly and from then on I can hop on a bus if necessary !). The whole walk - south coast to east of Hull - is split into four parts and I haven’t committed to the others until I’ve tested things out on this one. This is also the one with most of the climb in it. So if I can get through this then the others should be a fairly safe bet.

OK, to quote Zebedee, “Time for bed”.

VB