The trip wasn’t without it’s hiccups, with driving challenges and itinerary changes thanks to the Royal funeral, but as usual, the latest trip I’ve taken ends up being the best ever. Once again, I was with my wife and favourite travel buddy, Carla. We went as far west as Salisbury and as far east as Canterbury with the inspiration for planning coming from a couple of Historical Fiction novels and one of my favourite movies. The books were The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett and The Last Kingdom book series by Bernard Cornwell-which is also a TV show on Netflix. Pillars of the Earth is a soap opera(ish) story about the fictional town of Kingsbridge and its building of a cathedral. Ken Follett used the Salisbury Cathedral as one of his inspirations for the story. The Last Kingdom is a 13-book series set in the late 9th and early 10th centuries with the Anglo Saxons fighting the Vikings under King Alfred’s rule with vision for a united England. I’ll throw in tidbits of experience and conversations with people as I write this report. I’ve also provided links for sites, and hotels at the end of each day’s report. I typically don’t talk about hotels or restaurants in my reports unless I feel something exceptional needs to be told. Feel free to ask questions.
Here’s a link to some photos I’ve posted on the Rick Steves Europe group site. https://www.facebook.com/groups/RickStevesEurope/posts/1107654776616811/
A daily report is below in the comments section.