Travelled : 165 kilometres from Folkstone to Boreham in Essex.
Visited : Just in transit.
Stayed : Carpark of the Six Bells Hotel, Boreham. Free but no services. N51.76459 E0.54746
Travelled : 152 kilometres from Boreham in Essex to King’s Lynn in Norfolk.
Visited : Lavenham in East Anglia, Sandringham and Castle Rising in Norfolk.
Stayed : Dedicated motorhome parking in King’s Lynn, £1 no services but Lidl across the road. N52.75695 E0.40039
Budget : 110 days @ €75.98 per day
After a stressful day of crossing the channel with a faulty alternator behind us we focus on resuming our short trip to the midlands. First things first we need a place to stay the night. After our day no one wants to cook so a pub stay looks like the go.
The Brit-Stop book recommends a pub near Chelmsford. Situated on a huge round-a-bout on the A12 a good sleep appears unlikely. So we continue at nearby Boreham we spot the Six Bells with a large carpark, well off the road. I go in and chat with the Publican and we settle in for the evening.
We are heading up to the Midlands to visit Pam’s cousins at Radcliffe-on-Trent, but we have a day to spare. Over breakfast we look for inspiration and decide Lavenham sounds like it’s worth a visit, so we continue north on the A12 then the A134. In Lavenham for a morning coffee we find the carpark is free, we feel an affection for Lavenham almost immediately.
Back in the Hymer we check the Lonely Planet, do some calculations, distance Vs time and continue heading north. If we get a reasonable run to King’s Lynn we should be able to fit in a visit to The Queen’s residence at Sandringham.
We say goodbye to Sandringham and drive back into King’s Lynn, there is couple of dedicated motorhome parking spots in the corner of the long term car park. Not particularly interesting but at £1 for overnight, the price was right.
Looking through our English Heritage book we noted an ancient castle only about 4 miles away. So we decide to breakfast at Castle Rising and escape from the carpark which is filling quickly.
Castle Rising makes for an interesting start to the day. By late morning we are heading west toward Nottingham and a visit with David and Iris.
As our remaining time in the UK will be spent visiting relatives, then preparing the Hymer for it’s long winter sleep this will be our final blog for 2016. That is unless something very interesting happens before where back safely in Sydney. Either way I will update the maps and add some additional information about the Hymer at home.
Thank you for taking the time and having the patience to go through some or all of the 61 blogs we have posted this year.
Michael and Pam