B2L – Home to Harwich (Day 1)

Day 1: Home to Harwich

So everything was finally ready! Alfie had been cleaned, serviced, had a new chain and was generally looking shiny. I had my last German lesson of my University course (I’m missing one of the final exams, the oral, as I’ll be somewhere near Münster on that day). I finished off some final bits of work, clipped the dog, double-checked my packing and then off we went!

Mark Lister, a chum, was coming with James and I to Harwich. Our next-door neighbour Lesley came and took some photos of us with her decent camera and then we were off.

It was a lovely evening for cycling and the tailwind was very handy (for me, at least; Mark and James would have a headwind on the way back).

We stopped for a hearty dinner at The Cherry Tree in Little Oakley and then had a four mile downhill ride to Parkeston where, after a short queue, I was boarding the ferry.

I was directed to park my trike right at the very back of the ferry, out of the way – but I think this probably means I will be the last off tomorrow morning!

(In this second pic you can just see my headlight shining from its hiding place at the back of the ferry).

I found my room, put my gadgets on to charge and then it was time for a sleep.

Tomorrow is my train journey (well, five different trains) to Düsseldorf.

Statistics for today:

Distance travelled: 16.47 miles
Moving time: 1 hour 31 minutes 10 seconds
Maximum speed: 23.8 mph
Average speed: 10.8 mph

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3 Comments

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3 responses to “B2L – Home to Harwich (Day 1)

  1. Luc

    Good luck and lot of fun

  2. Jeff Shone

    All the best wishes to you Helen from your fan in Yorkshire. GO YOU!!!

  3. Pingback: Berlin to London | Auntie Helen

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