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Ginger and Gary on the beach (365:195)

Ginger and Gary on the beach (365:195). Copyright © 2011 Gary Allman, all rights reserved.

UK June 2011 – Day 30. Out of focus?

Possibly, but if it is, tough. Today I showed Ginger the benefits of a working public transportation system. We started the day dropping off the hire car. First piece of good news – they weren’t going to charge us for the extra day we had, and then the very good news– the dent in the car was there when we hired it – which explains why I couldn’t recall pranging it. £600 saved at a stroke, excellent.

We celebrated by catching a bus down to Gun Wharf and Ginger buying some more clothes. After that we went and found lunch and coffee at Lou-Lou’s and had a long wait for a bus to the beach. We spent a wonderful afternoon on the nudist beach at Eastney, and just so that I could say that I’d done it, I went swimming. Compared to the frigid waters of Scotland it was almost tropical.

In the evening we went for a farewell dinner with Robert and Mel. The taxi is coming to pick us up and take us to Heathrow at seven am tomorrow morning. The only thing left to do was pack. It wasn’t easy somehow our bags were overweight. I had to leave some of my carefully collected geological specimens behind, and we did a lot of re-arranging of our bags, including putting the entire tent (except the poles) into my carry on bag. Finally we squeezed everything in and the weights were within the limits.

Copyright © 2011 Gary Allman, all rights reserved.