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11th Sep 2017 - Fourens to UK, France and more
Train travel day

We left bonny Scotland at 1030 by train to London. Enjoyed the ever changing scenery enroute and as we got further south the clouds grew darker and rain came down. Who would have known that the weather would be brighter up north? Along the way I bought our tickets online for our train travel to Exeter - £205 for.the four of us - a bit expensive I thought but it is what it is and there's not much a poor boy from Oz can do.about it😞 We arrived at KingsCross at 1450 caught the tube to Paddington and boarded our Great Western train to Exeter at 1606 ETA 1818. Through lush farms and fields, across swollen rivers, past quaint little villages with predominantly stone houses, handsome pubs and usually a prominently placed church with a tall spire piercing the skyline, river flats, rolling hills, hedgerows, baled hay, harvested grain crops, sheep, cattle, horses and all the pleasant bucolic aspects of the English countryside. We arrived into Exeter about 1830. Caught a small 2 carriage train to Exeter Central, hauled our luggage out to the street and called a taxi that arrived promptly to deliver us to the Hamiltons home in nearby Pinhoe. We were warmly welcomed by Chris and Mary into their delightful double story cottage, "Bramley". We were fed a feast fitting of fine gentry and enjoyed convivial conversation. I'm getting the wind up now so more tomorrow.



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Diary Photos

Mario? and his daughters

The girls waiting at Edinburgh station

Lil likes the local popcorn

Sue and Mandolin aboard train

Three ens at Kings cross

From sunny Scotland to bleak London

Soldiers tribute at Paddington

At Paddington station

Lillian with Paddington bear

Paddington bear chair

Scottish coastline from train

Tweed river

Newcastle on Tyne (river)

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