“Travels to a Different Time” : 7August1972: Newhaven to London: London to Holyhead

Steve and Mike had hardboiled eggs which we ate for breakfast as well as a pint (of milk). We spent the morning walking the cliffs of Newhaven and looking at the pillboxes facing the ocean. I hitched to London which took me three hours. My last lift was with a lawyer named Jim who apologized he could not entertain me as he was busy. He did say if you get into trouble give him a call at the number on his card. Do I look like a person who gets into trouble? I did find a room for £1.25 that included breakfast but strangely I am sharing a room with a stranger. And there is an awful funky smell. Paris was enough of a big city for me plus everyone here speaks English. Hardly exciting. I have to get out of here tomorrow.

8August1972: London and Holyhead: Wasted Day and Fish and Chips in Newspaper and a Pint

Had an English breakfast of sausages, eggs and toast. My type of breakfast. Then over to Euston Station for a train to Holyhead and then a boat to Dublin. What a waste of time with a 7 hour wait for a train! The scenery through Wales was spectacular and after a long search found a nice room with none of that London funky stink. The room was £1.75. I had a great walk on the waterfront and had fish and chips that was wrapped in a newspaper. Strange custom they have here. Stopped in for a pint at a pub at £.13. Came home and washed some socks. Tomorrow Dublin. So tired.

Published by Robert K Stephen (CSW)

Robert K Stephen writes about food and drink, travel, and lifestyle issues. He is one of the few non-national writers to be certified as a wine specialist by the Society of Wine Educators, in Washington, DC. Robert was the first associate member of the Wine Writers’ Circle of Canada. He also holds a Mindfulness Certification from the University of Leiden and the University of Toronto. Be it Spanish cured meat, dried fruit, BBQ, or recycled bamboo place mats, Robert endeavours to escape the mundane, which is why he has established this publication. His motto is, "Have Story, Will Write."

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