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Jul 25, 2018 - Homeward Bound

Alarm set for 5.15am to get bags packed for pick up ready for our ferry & transfer to the airport. We got to bed quite early to get as much sleep as possible only for whoever is in the room above to stomp around with their proverbial hob nail boots on for at least half an hour, cheers for that!! Anyway, get up & all sorted. Had our breakfast and set ourselves for the 7.30 getaway. Ferry runs to timetable and the coach heads off to Vancouver Airport to drop off Jen & me. We wave them off for their Alaskan cruise. Our plane runs about 20...

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Canada - The Rockies

Jul 8, 2018 - Our last day

Final check out and time to use for ourselves, leaving Vilnius for Brussels and then Heathrow leaving at 17:15, arriving London 21:35. Home James. Packed and left our luggage in secure room and walked off purposefully to the Jewish Museum and the Sam Bak exhibition. Both were very good: the former informative and well told in multiple languages in a light way with personal stories. The Sam Bak exhibition was quite a revelation. Born in 1933 and still alive, living in USA. He did some amazing paintings as a child / young man. His thinking...

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Jul 2, 2018 - Hemel Hempstead.

We left East Grinstead and headed to meet some good friends from the Maserati Club for lunch at their house. We had a great time catching up with Roger and Sarah and it was as if we had never left. We then headed over to Hemel Hempstead to meet up with Graham and Sophie and their kids. A great evening as usual with a fantastic curry take out!

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Europe by Bentley

Jun 22, 2018 - On the move

Dear all, We flew into London and are staying with Paul's brother Phillip and wife Sue. The flight from Oslo gave us a few laughs. Paul kept setting off the security, 3 times, so he was chosen to go through the body scanner. Then when he got through they were holding his carry on bag. And had it open going through it, rescanning it and then handed everything back to him in a tray and he had to repacked it. I set the alarm off because the blouse I was wearing had glass studd decorations. Had a nice rest in the lounge then realised that we...

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Our Big Trip

May 19, 2018 - Last day - London

Got to sleep in yeah! Then headed to Westminster Abbey. Got there about 9.30 and was surprised that it wasn’t too busy. These days they have a self guided tour with a hand held device. I really enjoyed it. Then off on a long walk up to Knightsbridge to visit Harrods and Hyde Park. Bought a nice salad box to eat, in Harrods, and sat in the Park, in the sunshine. Back to pack and now I am sitting waiting to board the plane at 1015. Another trip over but it has been full of variety and I have really enjoyed it. Signing off!

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May 8, 2018 - London

Put the Nike’s on today and hit the pavement!! Dragged Geoff to all the sites hehe !! The palace, Diana’s fountain, Hyde park, The mall, The Thames, Trafalgar Square, The National gallery, Regent street, Oxford street again and more.. ended up doing over 16km on foot. Yikes.. off for a pub meal and a Champagne.. tomorrow the tour starts xx Correction finished with 21.5 km walked today I’m officially exhausted !!

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Europe Holiday 2018

May 7, 2018 - London

Early wake up!! Then off to the airport for our flight to London. And yes I had to start the morning with a Moët Chandon.. A girls gotta do what a girls gotta go !! Hahaha .. our first A380 flight.. the staff were amazing .. free flowing verve!!! Big thank you to Claire who arranged a very special cake for us, which we enjoyed at the bar with another verve 𯘁 your brilliant Claire x Arrived at our hotel in London around 4.30 stunning right next to Hyde park , Kensington park and on Oxford street.. poor Geoff I’ve dragged him around for and...

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Europe Holiday 2018

May 6, 2018 - London Town stories

Thursday night and Friday: 3 and 4 May Well, here we go. London look out because we’re on our way. Our Qatar flight on a A380 left Perth on time and arrived a little early in Doha the next morning. The champers was good to start with and we both managed to get a reasonable amount of sleep. When we got to Doha we only had about 50 minutes to get to our next flight, and if you know Doha Airport you’ll know 50 minutes cutting it fine to get from one terminal to another, so we were fortunate we were met by a Qatar rep and escorted all the way...

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May 5, 2018 - Time to go home, Jet Lag and Laundry

Got up at 2:15 AM to make the 3:15 bus time to the airport. Checked in and hung out in the British Airways business class lounge until time to head to the gate. Our 11 hour flight home was uneventful. No turbulence. We had business class seats, so room to stretch out. The plane route was across Iceland and through Canada. Must be faster to fly over the top of the world. Immigration in LA was fast and mostly self service. All our worries about paying customs duty on all the stuff we bought, went for not as the guy just waved us through and...

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May 4, 2018 - London England

History: London , Greenwich, England, nestled along the Thames river has a cherished maritime history including the Maritime Greenwich Site. Precisely at the Royal Observatory the worlds longitude is measured from the prime meridian and Greenwich Mean Time sets the global time standard. At the port the clipper ship Cutty Sark can be seen and upriver is Buckingham Palace, the Parliament , Westminster Abbey, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, Tower Bridge, and London Tower. Day 141 our final stop. We have covered 36,585 Nautical miles, covered 5...

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May 4, 2018 - London Eye and Prime Meridian

Bags are 90% packed and it looks like everything will fit. Mel made us do a practice pack on the sea day between Spain and Portugal to confirm. Just have left our clothes for today, PJs and traveling home clothes. Our disembarkation time is 3:15 AM to make our 9:50 AM, 11 hour flight home to LA. Elected to not take any tours today and just wander about. We are anchored at Greenwich on the River Thames , right in the heart of London. We have to tender over to the Greenwich pier. The tide is out and the water is way down, it would almost be...

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Apr 26, 2018 - Last Day in London

We awoke to another sunny day. We discovered that our 2 day Big Bus gticket had miraculously had become a single day ticket. Slick. At the Mews a pretty young lady asked Gord about his pass and a frw minutes later said he had dropped his ticket. She gave him hers. His pocket must have been picked while he talked to her. It IS a big city afterall. But the Big Bus let us ride to St. Paul's today for free. But we should have cruised yesterday. We explored St. Paul's marvelling at the artwork, the age and the statues. There are so many people...

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