Arrived in Milton Keynes
The night ferry provided me with some warmth, food, and a good night’s sleep, and when I got off at Harwich, the morning was crisp, but dry. I looked forward to seeing the sun. But driving Westward, on the South side of the road, means that the sun is constantly behind the trees lining the road. At my first stop in the UK after some 50 km’s, it took me 5 to 10 minutes before I could hold the coffee without shaking it over the rim.
Taking the A-roads all the way from Harwich to Milton Keynes I arrived at the museum at 13:00. Had made very good time, and had an hour to spare before I could check in into the hotel. I spent that time talking to a local cyclist who was having a quick stop on the parking lot. He made the “I am there”-proof photo which I could post in my Facebook and which s posted below. I always keep a record of the trips online, just to let everyone know if I am OK (or not, as is to be read below).
The Cock Hotel proved to be a very nice place, and so did the historic center in which it was located. Having worked for American companies for the past 25 years, I only knew the business side of Milton Keynes. It was good to see how the integration of the old villages was done.