The Thanet Silverlight comes home after 61 years

He (Les Cassell) eventually bought the freehold of 50 Elmdale Road, Bedminster, for which he had his leg pulled by some of his friends for being a “bloated capitalist”. Hilary Stone, Ease with Elegance, The Story of Thanet Cycles. Yesterday, on the way over to Portsmouth on the ferry from Saint-Malo, I remembered a coaching […]

An early arrival at Saint-Malo, by 4 days

Saint-Malo (French pronunciation: [sɛ̃.ma.lo]; Gallo : Saent-Malô; Breton: Sant-Maloù) is a walled port city in Brittany in northwestern France on the English Channel. It is a sub-prefecture of the Ille-et-Vilaine. Wikipedia. I left Pouzages at 7am yesterday morning with the aim of putting in a big day. No big lunches, no relaxing coffee beaks, just head down […]

A Spanish map has limitations when the road signs are in Catalan

I set out at 7:30am on Sunday morning and then had a very frustrating hour and a quarter trying to find my way out of Barcelona. All the carefully typed directions that made perfect sense on Saturday night looked like complete gibberish by Sunday and the Barcelona authorities seem to design road signs to confuse […]