Friday, 30 November 2012

Stratford under Avon

Day 61: Dutch proverb - After ebb comes flood, and friends with good....
Today was a whirlwind of travel ending in a flooded Britain...I started on the very smart high speed train (below) from Zug to Zurich airport, then I flew to London City airport, crossed the Capital by Light Railway and Tube to Marylebone Train station, where I took the train, changing at Royal Leamington Spa to splash along the tracks ending up at Stratford Upon Avon where I walked into the Q Hotel, nine hours after I'd left Switzerland & bang on schedule. ........Youd-le-he-he...Life's good!

However, as we passed through the final fields on the outskirts of Stratford upon Avon the countryside changed to resemble the great Lakes that I had just left behind...the train driver welcomes us to Stratford by Sea ....'

Thursday's Stratford Herald reports '
Rain brings flood chaos to district.... There were chaotic scenes across Stratford district as heavy downpours and widespread flooding brought misery to thousands of schoolchildren and and commuters yesterday (Wednesday 21st November)'

My weekend in Stratford has been arranged for months and I was really keen to make it for a reunion with my University friends...whatever the weather...
Whether the weather be fine
Or whether the weather be not
Whether the weather be cold
Or whether the weather be hot
We'll weather the weather
Whatever the weather
Whether we like it or not

Author unknown

Little Wandering Wren

Location:Zug, Switzerland to Stratford Upon Avon, Warwickshire, UK

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