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Ross-0n-Wye June 2022

Ariived at Somers Wood, Meriden, a wonderfully screaming-children-free adults only site on the outskirts of Birmingham.  Here is a bit of trek to the bus stop along a busy road but the lack of child induced mayhem make it worthwhile.  Moved on to Moreton-in-Marsh next  for a couple of nights before going back to Chapel Lane and finally to Ross-on-Wye before returning home.

The Birmingham arrival coincided with the bank holiday event at the transport museum, so here is an old bus that we got a ride on:

HOV685 at Wythall Transport Museum

Ross-on-Wye is a good place to go with decent public transport links, some interesting shops, a good butcher and a pleasant riverside walk.  Or it would have been pleasnt had we not walked up every hill in the place at least twice to try and fnd the river, eventually discovering there is a prefectly level approach through Aldi’s car park.  The campsite is a short walk to a Morrisons supermarket so no need to go hungry or thirsty.

Metal bird sculpture on riverside walk

Shop with many signs – Ross-on-Wye

We took the bus to Hereford from here.  Good shops, Cathedral, old map if you pay the money (we didn’t as we had both seen it before), and a generally very pleasant place to amble round.

Hereford Cathedral

London – February 2022

Our first trip this year took us to London – in February.  It was pretty cold.  Our first stop was Kingsbury Water Park near Birmingham,  followed by Moreton-in-Marsh in the Cotswolds.

Not much tourist activity on this trip, although we finally got to the tower, on a miserable grey day.  The hiighlight was the Beefeater guided tour.  Our Beefeater was ex-Navy, a jovial chap and highly entertaining.  The group following us got an ex-Army, who took his role-play seriously – half the group looked terrified.  The crown jewels were suitably impressive but also somewhat depressing, having seen the puny-in-comparison Scottish crown jewels a few years ago.

Visited Greenwich on one of the better days:

Docklands from Greenwich

Greenwich Foot Tunnel – south entrance

Returned home on 9 March via a couple of nights at Chapel Lane.