Sunday, August 15, 2010

15 August 2010 Hull to London

The Humber Bridge

The Humber Bridge

The Humber Bridge

Us on The Woolwich Ferry

Lyn on the Woolwich Ferry

Awoke to a lovely fine morning for the drive from Hull down to London. Mick dislikes driving in the rain for obvious reasons.

We need to be near London to enable us to catch the Eurostar to France from St Pancras station and to have somewhere to leave the car whilst we are away. It sure will be an adventure crossing under the English Channel.

The drive down was fairly uneventful and we stopped a couple of times for a drink and to take some more pictures of the fabulous Humber Bridge. It doesn't appear to have much holding it up, just a few wires!

We travelled on mostly dual carriageway roads and for the first time on the A1 and the A1(M) which were roads Mick travelled on his BSA 650cc twin when he lived here.

For some reason when we were coming through Lincoln we lost the A15 and ended up in Newark after getting onto the A46. But that put us on a better road (the A1) than the A15 on which we had planned to travel.

We had a nice rest as we crossed the Thames on the Woolwich ferry which breaks up the driving and arrived at about 2.30pm. Distance travelled 220 miles (about 350klms).

Zara, Mick's cousin is kindly putting up with us again and she was here to give us a warm welcome. She even bought us a Chinese meal at the local restaurant and then found a £20 note on the footpath as we walked home!

We are off on another cruise up the River Thames to Kew, Richmond and Hampton Court tomorrow.

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