Spend a couple of days in Stavanger last week, stunning city and well worth a walk around.
This was painted on the wall of our hotel, there is a lot of these about and most are done with taste and don’t make the place look tacky.
Building are also painted very bright.
As are the many bars and coffee shops.
This maybe my last post for a while, I managed to rupture both my biceps and snapped both the tendons that hold them in place, so they are now both up where my shoulders are, if my arms didn’t look so strange I’d be down the beach with my shirt off, showing off my huge shoulders, operation tomorrow with an over night stay, back home on Wednesday, if I can type by then I’ll give an update, kindly my wife is typing this for me but I’m sure she won’t want to do it to often.
Had our first guest in the Old Fire Station, our new holiday home, they seemed to enjoy their stay and left a lovely comment in our guest book.
We went down there to get it ready for our next guest and I had the chance to take some time out and have a walk down at the bay.
While I was down there I booked a table for dinner here, great meal with a view to match.
Check out my Brothers travels.
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We arrived at the entrance to NW after breakfast and followed the channel to the port of Key West. It is a big cruising destination, a coast guard base and also has a US Navy air station. Busy place with loads of recreational craft as well.
Arrived off the dock just before lunch and with the help of dock hands were all tied up for a lunch time beer.
The first noticeable thing was the heat, 35 C. Time for a siesta, no mad dogs in sight and no need for englishmen either.
The harbour is full of fish, pelicans and a very lazy manatee that lies under a fresh water tap and has a drink when thirsty. The fish get fed and there are an amazing number swimming round, wouldn’t like to fall in.
In the evening we walked up to Mallory Square where there is sunset market, buskers…
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A few months ago my wife and I decided to have a drive down to the coast and walk along the white cliffs of Dover, We grabbed the dog,camera and a jacket and off we went. About an hour later we parked in a spot and once we were booted up and dog on a lead off we went, 10 mins later and after talking to another dog walker we found we were at the wrong place and could not get to the cliffs this way. Boots off, dog back in the car and 1 mile later we were at the correct place. Boots back on dog on lead and again we set off.
This is the starting point, above the port of Dover.
Dover is the world’s busiest passenger port, with 16 million travellers, 2.1 million lorries, 2.8 million cars and motorcycles and 86,000 coaches passing through it each year.
Once you turn your back on the port and walk a few hundred yards, this is the view.
You can now walk for as long as you like, with the next point of interest being the South Foreland Lighthouse and then down into St Margarets Bay, Kingsdown, Walmer and Deal, we were meeting friends in Deal for lunch so after a couple of hours walk we were back in the car. We decided to drive to Deal along the coast road and as we went through St Margaret’s at Cliffe, Jeanette spotted a neat looking house for sale, I carried on driving thinking nothing of it, we ended up down at the bay and realised we could not drive to Deal this way and had to go back up the hill, on doing this I said we’ll go back and check out the house, this was it.
It’s an old fire station and was built in 1970 in St Margaret’s and was one of the first fire stations in Kent to alert the crew by Pocket Alerter instead of the traditional siren. Kent Fire Brigade was rebranded Kent Fire & Rescue Service on 1 October 2003. The station closed on 1 April 2012 along with nine other fire stations in Kent due to restructuring by Kent Fire & Rescue Service.
Anyway to cut a long story short, we put an offer in,(accepted) and we picked up the keys last Friday, it’s our new holiday home.
I found a couple of old photos on the net.
And before you ask, No there is not a pole inside, only the flag pole outside.
For those who would like to follow the adventures of my Brother and his wife as they cruise around the world please check out his travel blog here