WOW! Seven thousand miles over land & sea and we really couldn’t believe we had arrived!!!! We waited breathlessly on the South Hampton dock for ”Flybye” ……and there it came around the corner, as if it had never left home! SO Excited that all we could do was hug each other! Huge thanks to Lamprecht Seabridge Shipping & Kingstown Receiving for making it all happen! It’s hard to imagine that this one tiny office handles all these autos at the dock! P.S….”Flybye” is what we call our RV.
We arrived in London with a day to explore before collecting Flybye! So, we took an enjoyable bus ride from the Heathrow Airport to South Hampton, located & walked to the Premier Inn. This was a welcome sight after a long night and day of traveling. Sally likes to plan ahead, where as Paul prefers to be in the moment….we actually make a good team together & this time the “no plan” came about perfectly! 👏 A bite to eat, a Guinness beer, lovely room view….Hello U.K!!!!
And we were off early morn to check on Flybye which was still clearing customs & check out South Hampton. The Mayflower & Titanic both sailed from this bustling port and in 1339 the city was encircled with stone walls, towers & gates. Now about 1/2 the original walls remain & its an intriguing mix of the old & new.
It houses 1.5 million & is known as “The Gateway to the Empire.” We completely enjoyed treking all over, reading the many historical plaques & of course eating at the recommended Dancin Man Brewery! This was a Wool House, so charming & gotta love the ladies room wallpaper, right?
We collected Flybye and we carried on to Alton, England to have a few modifications done for our travels here. Wait till you see this small, historic village… be ready for an enchanting visit! Till then, Happy Trails & God Bless!🚐🙏