15.05.2014 - 17.05.2014 18 °C
I can only say that as I put my head down last night, thougths of what a hugely satisfying day it had been ensured that I drifted off with a smile on my face. Up early, promise of another lovely day as the paleness of the morning sky warmed into pefect blue. With most of the morning spare before I head to Wales I made a beeline to Bill Granger's new London restaurant in Clerkenwell. Just a brief 5 minute walk and I was there. Not knowing what lies ahead on this food jurney it wasn't hhard to go the Big Aussie breakfast. Looked so good it was worth whacking on Instagram and yes it was good!!
Back to the hotel to quickly pack and head to Paddingotn to catch the train to Swansea. Don't you miss wheels on your bag when you don't have any........punctual departure for the 3 hour trip; there is something about train travel, it has to be one of my favourite modes of travel. Definitely getting excited now as the group all comes together for the first time tonight :-) It'll be nice to break the ice before we actually set off
The B&B we are staying is about 15 mile (hard getting use to that again!) from Swansea and I was lucky enough to grab a lift from one of the other blokes on the tour who had a car. i was surprised when he said I was only the second one to arrive but they steadily arrived as the sun was setting. I wasn't long until the cry went up "must be time for a beer"....there were many takers :-) The pub is only 30 metres away and dinner was booked there & tomorrwow night we are at the other pub that is 50 metres in the other direction ! Dinner was organised during the buzz of the initial meet & greet......and all but one participant was not there. We have Jane & Leanne from Victoria, Tim from Sydney, Geoff from Perth, Ray from Newcastle, Drew from, I'm not quite sure, he arrived late, Blayne & Eric from Canada, Walt, Pam and Robert from the US & my roomie Brian from Zimbabwe.....oh and don't let me forget Robin the cameraman. and also the crew Mick, Veronica & Justin. There was a lot of jetlag going around so once the bikes etc were organised for tomorrow it was an ealry night. Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz