**picking up the car at Paris airport..I couldn't find the meeting place and with typical lack of care the instructions given over the phone in heavily accented English were designed for a person who already knew where to go!!
**finding a petrol station. The car comes with 10 litres of fuel so getting it filled up is a priority..the first garage had a queue that was so long I didn't realise it was the queue til I'd passed it!...oh shit..is there a strike or something? I had to fill up or get stranded on the freeway..so I stopped at the next one and finally filled up nearly an hour later.
**crossing into England...notoriously early to absolutely everything I scored an even earlier crossing than planned and with the time difference finally reached Peterborough in time for breakfast! Check out the colour of the sky! Yessss!
**my sister and I got to visit our childhood home and see the interior modernisation and to tell the current owners about it's history and what had changed (eg the removal of the servant's stairs!)
**TT raced (slower than last year but still beat the younger age group) and this time with a support crew of 3..sister and 2 nieces it was time to return to Europe.
|with Anne Staley, winner of the younger age group|
**The London terrorist attack happened over night so as a precaution I set of much earlier than planned in case there were further issues/lockdowns. I drove ~ 1000km that day to get to Karlsruhe where I propped for the night. Interesting subterranean car parking:
On to Austria but now I have to ride my bike so more anon!