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Day 32 - Mini-moving day

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View Following in the Family Footsteps on Neileeann's travel map.

Today was a mini moving day. We needed to travel from Minchinhampton (in the south west) to Birkenhead (next to Liverpool). A distance of some 302.km

I had originally plotted a scenic route through the Cotswold and then onto Birkenhead. I must say that I was very under whelmed with the scenic route through the Cotswold. It was a very overcast day with light showers, so that had detracted from the general view, but it was the lack of view that was the thing. Lots of green forests on either side, but not longer distance view to rolling green fields with sheep gazing contently set against stone walls and buildings.

Lee-ann spotted a sign pointing to Stratford on Avon, so as the saying goes – happy wife happy life. So I pointed the car in that direction and drove. Another thing that amuses me is that 95% of the population haven’t read Shakespeare (except what was required at school), yet we all feel a compulsion to visit the place of his birth. So dutifully walked through the respective houses of his wife and the great man himself.

After that it was the drive to Birkenhead that occupied the rest of the day. Mainly along the motorway, so not much to see of any scenic amenity.

Arrived at Birkenhead around 18:30 and immediately went to the Rock Station Hotel (http://www.rockstationhotel.co.uk/) which is a hotel that Lee-ann’s grandfather possibly drank at some stage before jumping ship and heading to Brisbane. Unfortunately there was no “award winning restaurant” so we had a nasty pizza across the road and went back to the hotel for a drink. It is a funny area with many of the local lads looking like extras from the show “shameless” and other areas looking comfortable. The hotel had a few people of our vintage dress up for karaoke night and even the barmaid asked why we were staying in Rock Ferry (Birkenhead). Anyway that scene is possibly played out in many bars around the world on a Saturday night.

Accommodation is interesting! Airbnb.

Posted by Neileeann 13:57 Archived in England

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