I'm here! Time to go home...

I’m here! Time to go home…

Sunday, 19th September 2010 |  by  |  England  |  No Comments  |  Share

Time for a new adventure, this time a solo adventure, just me and my bike.

I’m in YHA Central in London, it’s so good to be back in a Hostel meeting new people, sometimes this feels more like home than home. Of course home is wherever Becky is and sadly that isn’t with me tonight.

I’m heading off in the morning out of the Capital to the south towards Brighton, I’ll then follow the coast west until catching the ferry on to the Isle of White, I’ll cycle round the bottom and ferry back to the mainland, heading west again until Weymouth where I’ll head back north towards home.

So, off I go, panniers packed ready for the morning!

Fort Clonque on Alderney

Friday, 30th October 2009 |  by  |  England  |  No Comments  |  Share

Another trip off to a Landmark Trust property, this time Fort Clonque.

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It’s a fort built sometime around 1850 to protect England, now just protecting tourists like us from the elements. It has been modernised since being bought by the Trust, with Electricity, heating in the form of storage heaters (although the open fire in the main room is still usable), running water and a lovely shower room. The bedrooms accommodate 13 people in single beds, but with just eight of us we had plenty of space.

We all arrived at the airport at different times, collected in one of the few pubs on the Island and headed for the Fort via ‘Zig Zag Path’.

Many days were spent exploring the island of Alderney walking all the way around, photos will follow of the rest of the island.

In the mean time, here are some photos of Fort Clonque