Welcome to the blog of our motoring vacation in England, April 28 to June 16.
This year we thought we’d like to see more of the beautiful English countryside that we’ve enjoyed so much in various British TV series. Not that we’ll get much of the aerial vantage as shown on TV, more’s the pity. Initially we also wanted to visit Scotland and Wales but during the early planning stages it soon became clear that there is simply too much to see in England, so they will have to wait for another trip.
We are traveling by car in a clockwise direction from Heathrow, staying in the following towns and cities:
- Ashford Kent
- Winchester Hampshire
- Torquay Devon
- Truro Cornwall
- Bude Cornwall
- Taunton Somerset
- Child Okeford Dorset
- Batheaston Somerset
- Shipton-under-Wychwood Cotswolds, Gloucestershire
- Chester Cheshire
- Bowness Lake District, Cumbria
- Durham Durham
- Northallerton North Yorkshire
- Scarborough North Yorkshire
- Cambridge Cambridgeshire
- Guildford Surrey
- Pangbourne Berkshire
Some maps will make this a little clearer.
This is the re-constructed version of the blog originally on blogspot.com that was deleted by Google after day 38. It includes posts for all days of the trip. For the record, the original continuation blog is at jandl2014ukmk2.blogspot.com
This blog is navigated in a similar fashion to the previous ones on blogspot.com. In this instance there is a link for each post, starting at the top left side of the page. Each link is labelled Day nn dd-mm-yyyy.
An innovation for this incarnation of the blog is that we now have videos in many of the posts. Note that you will not be able to play these videos until all images and videos on the page have loaded first. This can take a few minutes, depending on your Internet speed, if there are many images or videos. Some patience may thus be required. You can play videos full-screen by clicking this icon
There is also a potential problem with videos: correct operation may depend on which browser you use. On some of our computers here at home Firefox (latest version 30) will not show videos. However, Internet Explorer 11 does work correctly on those machines, but it is available only under Windows 7 and Windows 8[.1].
We do hope you enjoy our blog.
Joan and Lothar