Jul 24, 2011

Bicycle trip to London

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Day 1: Took the train to De Panne, the closest train station to the French border and started the first leg of the trip. Went to Duinkerke to take the ferry with destination Dover.


Day 1: First part on English soil. My gps had some trouble finding the right way, so I rode a steep hill for nothing πŸ™ The trip started out more hilly than I expected so I left the small roads and rode on the A2 for a while. I stayed at theΒ Harriet House. The owner let me park my bicycle in the shed in the garden, which was nice. Room was good and breakfast in the morning very tasty.


Day 2: less hills, more rain πŸ™‚ I took a couple pictures in Londen, but didn’t have a lot of time for sightseeing, my hotel was located 15 miles west of London. It was a rather old building, looked like it got stuck in the 70s. I expected Basil Fawlty any second. (reviews on tripadvisor)But the room was big, and I had a bathtub to rinse away the cycling-sweat.Β Had dinner with a redhead friend in town.


Day 3: Longest leg of the trip, but also the easiest. Maybe I was just getting into shape πŸ˜‰ I stayed in the Lindum, close to the sea. Just turn 180 degrees on the street view πŸ˜‰


Day 4: last part in England. Stayed most of the time close to the coast line. Had to climb one giant hill before Dover, but made it in time for the ferry. You can see the ferry terminal, and if you turn 180 degrees you will see the white cliffs of Dover πŸ™‚


Day 4: back on Belgian soil. The plan was to ride to Oostende and take a train back home, but my gps messed up and I ran out of time. So I spent the night with family in Westende πŸ™‚ The next day was a short trip to Oostende and a train ride home. This was a great cycling holiday.



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