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An overdue update!

I apologise for the lack of updates lately but life has been hectic!

From Iceland we returned to the pub and pub life continued with no drama.

On a frosty morning we visited the Stonehenge. Pretty cool place, amazing to think that they moved those stones so many years ago.
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Took Tim clay bird shooting (the thing to do in our local area), didn't manage to get him into the traditional shooting kit though.
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In early Feb and opportunity to return to Greece and Sailing Holidays arose.... it was very tempting as we were lacking some serious Vitamin D from the English winter. We decided to go for it (when will we ever have this opportunity again?!?), and a week later Tim was on the plane. I wasn't needed quite so promptly so after another week at the pub I took the rolla on a solo trip around England.
Stocked up on some singalong music to get me through...
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I was joined by the lovely Amy for some wandering through cotswolds countryside and exploring Oxford. Pretty cool place to wander around. Some very old buildings!
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From here i visited London, got very lost, watched War Horse in the theatre then got myself out of there and headed North.
Stopped in to visit Margot then carried on to the strangest seaside town I have ever been, Skegness. This was a place like no other. It was clearly off season, but i can imagine the summer sees Skegness packed. It was like a deserted carnival. When you looked out to see there was a massive off shore wind farm. So strange!
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From Skegness i made my way up through York and towards Newcastle. York was a neat city to wander
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I saw the Minster
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I saw the Shambles
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Walked the city walls, and generally just had a lovely stay.

When i reached Newcastle i stayed one night before begining my 6 day walk fro East to West coasts along Hadrians wall.
It was a lovey walk and I was fortunate enough not to get rain.. just a bit of hail one day but i thoroughly enjoyed it!
My first way was spent following the acorns across the city of Newcastle, without any glimpse of the wall.
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From here though i began to get into the open countryside and saw wall sporadically (most of it has been used throughout the centuries to build houses!)
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I was fortunate enough to be in the off season and it was lovely and quiet. In the summer is is apparently rammed with people.
My friends...
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Hail...
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I was pretty excited to reach the west coast.. Bowness on Solway.
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After my walk i headed back to London sold the Rolla and have now joined Tim in Greece. We are doing the same job as last year but are in a new area (the saronics). If you are wanting to keep up with our doings through the summer 'like' out facebook page. Search 'Lead Boat Delphi'. As part of my job i update this regularly!!

Posted by stomich 01:48 Archived in England

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Nice adventuring Stacey. Was that Boyzone?

by astpurcell

Thanks Adam! Shamelessly yes boyzone!! Grwat album that one!

by stomich

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