Friday 17 April 2015
The Pier Hotel
I had a lie in and didn’t get up until 7.30 am and then it took another 2 hrs to dry my tent. Fortunately Jackie and Dave were on hand to feed me tea and toast and let me sit in a comfy chair. For anyone that thinks this is a luxurious lifestyle here is a photo of me in bed this morning. Don’t knock the hat, without it I’d be freezing!
I had decided to take the day off as my friend Sally had agreed to meet me so I wanted to finish early. I could only get as far as Harwich today anyway because the ferry to Felixstowe only runs at weekends. As the route was mostly on roads I thought I’d treat myself to a bus ride instead but, better than that, Jackie and Dave gave me a lift. Sally and I went for a nice lunch in a greasy spoon cafe and I kept popping out to do my washing at the laundrettes. I felt like I was in Eastenders! The afternoon was an opportunity to do more planning for next week (which takes ages at the moment) before a sumptuous meal in a posh restaurant. After camping all week and my belt requiring tightening an extra notch I figure I’ve earned it.