The Only Way is Essex!

3 April 2018

Fuelled up with hot cross buns and fruit salad for breakfast (thanks Lindsey – who has been pretty amazing considering we only met her for the first time last night!), we packed up the bikes to head for Colchester. Packing the bikes and cycling seemed easier this morning…until we hit the hill at Danbury – Good God it was the hill that kept giving…and giving…and giving.  Essex you are definitely helping build our characters! Cycled through Maldon, lost each other for a moment on the outskirts of Heybridge, had a coffee and snack outside The Bull pub in Great Tothan, cycled through Tiptree (home of jam making!) and into the centre of Colchester via the zoo and some impressive army garrison buildings. We had quite a lot of interest in our bikes when pushing them through town as well random conversations about our journey…and then a sandwich lunch in the castle gardens before heading off to our hotel on the outskirts of town, where we have just done some hand washing and turned our bedroom into a Chinese laundry.  Creative Nigel (aka MacGyver) at this best!!

Miraculously after yesterdays biblical rains, we have had a dry day today. Long may it last…

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