12,163kms, 12 countries....
Trip Start Jul 04, 2010
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Carl & Allens Place
We had our final croissant the next morning in France and took the Euro Tunnel from Calais to Dover in the UK. The Euro Tunnel is a very well organised system. We drove straight into the shuttle wagon (just like driving into a belly of a large train) and 35 minutes later and lots of ear popping, we were in the UK.
We’ve been in the UK for the last 3 weeks and we have been very lucky to be able to stay with my brother in law, Carl for that time. This gave us the chance to clean Helios and get him back to his handsome self so we were able to sell him, see the sights of London and just take it easy for a few days.
Helios has been sold to a lovely QLD couple Richard and Will. We dropped off Helios to Richard’s brother that lives in the UK. We’re very happy that he went to some Aussies.
We’ve seen quite a few sights of London. We’ve been on the London Eye and saw an awesome view on London (the sun was actually shining that day), heard Big Ben dong, done a walking tour throughout London, fed some friendly squirrels some monkey nuts that climbed up our legs just to get them, watched the Changing of the Guards at Buckingham Palace, went to the Theatre (saw 'We will Rock You’ and ‘Dirty Dancing’ – both awesome!), experienced the busy Underground of London, watched the very timid fox eat some food that we left in Carls backyard, been on the famous double Decker red buses, saw London Bridge which isn’t that great – the Tower Bridge is far prettier, witnessed another pub brawl which involved a chick smashing a bottle over another chicks head, experienced some awesome traditional English roasts with Yorkshire puddings served by Carole and also Allen, went to Brighton and strolled on the Pier eating Fish and Chips, went out to a Croydon nightclub, experienced Bingo with Sarah, Aunt Vi and Kim and OMG how fast do they want to call the numbers (nope, I didn’t win but Sarah won £20), went into Hamleys which is by far the biggest and the greatest toy shop I’ve ever been into – it has 6 levels....crazy....in my zone!!, took a cruise on the River Thames, went to the Science Museum which was very hands on and also went to the Tate Modern. We love London and a buzz that the city offers.
Stay tuned for our Scotland adventures.....
"Once you have travelled, the voyage never ends, but is played out over and over again in the quietest chambers. The mind can never break off from the journey."