RTW2 – Stoke-on-Trent, England – Day 190

England – Round The World Tour 2 2003 Day 190Stoke-on-TrentThursday 18th September I was eager, this morning, to get to an Internet café as soon as possible to try to learn more about the potential contract job in Heerlen. It sounded almost too good to be true and would mean an immediate halt to our […]

RTW2 – Ferry to Harwich, England – Day 141

England – Round The World Tour 2 2003 Day 141Ferry to HarwichThursday 31st July There’s no doubt about it, coming home from Africa and the Middle East was not easy. The same feelings of disconnect and not belonging anywhere, which I experienced after returning from America, also hit me again this time around. The highs […]

RTW2 – M3 motorway, England – Day 145

England – Round The World Tour 2 2003 Day 145M3 motorwayMonday 4th August A blown tire on the camper-van has left me with a little time on my hands to catch up on some of the events of the past few days.Our first priority once arriving in England was to show off our new camper-van […]

RTW2 – Orcheston, England – Day 147

England – Round The World Tour 2 2003 Day 147OrchestonWednesday 6th August The past several days at Annie’s house was a bit of a diversion but still very enjoyable nevertheless. Yesterday, we took the kids to Hampton Court palace for the day. It was like stepping back in time with actors dressed in period pieces […]

RTW2 – Near Bath, England – Day 148

England – Round The World Tour 2 2003 Day 148BathThursday 7th August We awoke this morning to the familiar sounds of a camp-site as the rest of the campers stirred around us. Kids were running around playing and people were waking up and going about their regular morning rituals. It was all very reminiscent of […]

RTW2 – Ross-on-Wye, England – Day 149

England – Round The World Tour 2 2003 Day 149Ross-on-WyeFriday 8th August On the way into the camp-site yesterday evening, we noticed another castle that we hadn’t previously planned on visiting so this morning we drove over to check it out. It turned out to be the ruins of the Hungerford Farleigh Castle. Lord Hungerford […]

RTW2 – Near Birmingham, England – Day 150

England – Round The World Tour 2 2003 Day 150BirminghamSaturday 9th August Another day and another couple of ancient historic sites kept us occupied today. I had a crack at trying to empty the waste water lines of whatever it was that was causing the water to drain so slowly. Alas the problem is greater […]

RTW2 – Kenilworth, England – Day 151

England – Round The World Tour 2 2003 Day 151KenilworthSunday 10th August Since we’ve been following the trail of English Heritage castles and ruins over the past week or so, it seemed fitting that we should attend English Heritage’s biggest public event of the year that was going on this weekend in nearby Kenilworth. This […]

RTW2 – Leigh-on-Sea, England – Day 154

England – Round The World Tour 2 2003 Day 154Leigh-on-SeaWednesday 13th August Today we ticked off another castle, this time Kenilworth castle. We are now starting to become very familiar with the layout of ancient castles as well as a feel for English history. Ironic since history was one of my most loathed subjects at […]