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About southseaspread

A little blog about some of the places I've gone to eat and loved! Mostly London and Portsmouth based.

The Bicycle Diaries (Day 10) – 10th October 2014 – Brussels to Shirehampton!

I’m a lottle bit behind writing this (today is the 13 November!) and not much to say really. Got the Eurostar back to London from Brussels, cycling back in London was scary compared to the cycling heaven that was the … Continue reading

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The Bicycle Diaries (Day 9) – 9th October 2014 – Antwerp to Brussels

The riding was not too bad today as I followed the main road almost all the way from Antwerp to Brussels. It was still rainy though so I didn’t stop till I got to Brussels and then checked in the … Continue reading

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The Bicycle Diaries (Day 8) – 8th October 2014 – Rotterdam to Antwerp

Today was a hard day!! Rain, wind, thunder and even hailstones!! The rain at times was so strong it was almost as painful as the hailstones as it pelted me as I rode along. Even putting on my helmet made … Continue reading

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The Bicycle Diaries (Day 7) – 6th October 2014 – Rotterdam

Decided to stay in Rotterdam another day as I was enjoying it at the hostel. Today Tanti, Dablah (not the correct spelling but her name is a weird Irish spelling) got the boat to Kinderdijk to see lots of windmills … Continue reading

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The Bicycle Diaries (Day 6) – 5th Oct 2014 – Rotterdam

I’m staying in Rotterdam to explore some more, it’s the first time I’ve stayed anywhere this tour more than one night. It’s great to give myself the opportunity to get to more than a glancing look around. I just wandered … Continue reading

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The Bicycle Diaries (Day 5) – 4th Oct 2014 – The Hague to Rotterdam

I had planned to go to Amsterdam today but realising I would be arriving at the weekend I couldn’t get any accommodation so I made the decision to go instead to Rotterdam. The old couple I met yesterday had sold … Continue reading

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The Bicycles Diaries (Day 4) – 3rd October 2014 – Bruges to The Hague

Blimey, today was long! Google Maps showed it as a 98 mile direct route but I ended up doing about 110-120 miles as I took the scenic route of the North Sea cycle route. I didn’t help that when I … Continue reading

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