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post #11 of 31 Old 05-09-2013, 05:20 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you all! You are wonderful! I am just actually sitting down and figuring stuff out. England has always held me in fascination. Getting an idea of what places to see is what I have on my mind right now.

I have a rather dislike for touristy stuff. I want to learn about the country and the people living there. That is why I want to go for a month or two. Maybe for the first time I'll only go for a couple weeks. I am in the process of making a friend from there (the girl at work). She is telling me a lot about England and has a bunch of tips.

I want to see London, but not stay there for more than a day. I don't like cities, just not my thing. What I would love to do is stay on a farm and help out for a week or two.

I really don't think I'll end up renting a car... just not worth the hassle of trying to drive on the other side of the road and make sure I get everything right, while being there for the first time.

I'm not a beach person. I don't swim so beaches aren't a big interest for me. Though I wouldn't mind seeing the ocean (I've only seen it once, in WA).

Once again, thank you so much!

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post #12 of 31 Old 05-10-2013, 08:35 AM
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I'm not a beach person. I don't swim so beaches aren't a big interest for me.
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Ha ha, most people don't swim off the UK coast either - too cold! But don't discount the coastline because it's attached to the sea. Remember there can be wonderful countryside to walk in with the sea just over the cliffs.

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post #13 of 31 Old 05-10-2013, 08:43 AM
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God you'd get hypothermia if you concidered going in the sea on most days of the year! Occasionaly we get a vert very warm day where swimming is possible though (and the beaches are rammed on those days)

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OOPs sorry double post.

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post #15 of 31 Old 05-10-2013, 09:55 AM
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Ha ha, most people don't swim off the UK coast either - too cold! But don't discount the coastline because it's attached to the sea. Remember there can be wonderful countryside to walk in with the sea just over the cliffs.
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God you'd get hypothermia if you concidered going in the sea on most days of the year! Occasionaly we get a vert very warm day where swimming is possible though (and the beaches are rammed on those days)
WHat a pair of wusses you are!
One year my father and I swam nearly every day all year. The days we missed were because it was to rough to be safe!

Mind you, it was freezing for many of those days and I am as certain that as you age the ground gets harder when you fall, so the sea has got colder!

No matter where you go in the Uk there are some beautiful areas. What will amaze you is how the land changes in a couple of miles.
Where I am now there is a magnificent view as you come down over the hill and I never get tired of seeing it. (When I can't see it it is because I am in a rain cloud and usually the rain is horizontal!)





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Foxhunter, difference is that you live in the south of the country! The Isle of wight is lovely but It is protected from the worst of the weather by the north of france and the english channel, it is also not directly to the Atlantic Ocean.

Having lived in Scotland, North Wales and Hull (all by the coast) I can confirm that you would not be able to go in the water in winter. Not unless you had a death wish. Heck when I lived in Scotland I went surfing in summer and went in full Dry suit with wetsuit underneath and nearly froze solid, In summer you could just about get away with going in the sea in North wales or HULL. But in winter 3ft of snow on the beach does not bode well for going in the water

My views when I go home to north wales




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Love the pictures!

Beaches I won't mind seeing, and maybe riding along. But yeah, swimming... meh... not much for me.

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Beautiful photos! I wanna be there.
Who in the UK would like to adopt me?
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FAYE - I agree! If I am at home for Christmas, I usually watch the swimmers on Boxing Day and I am shivering at the thought of dipping a toe.

I haven't been swimming in the sea for years - far to cold even if we are in the south.

I love N. Wales though have only driven or walked (Offa's Dyke) through it, never explored.
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Here are some views of my hacking on the South Downs

View from my house


On Old Winchester Hill


My house is a white blob on the right,
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