Category Archives: Europe1985

16 Aug 1985 – we never needed to leave

8/16 Friday, Sidmouth After breakfast and shower F and I sat in lounge and read (me till about 1:00)  Then at 2:00 I left to walk into town while F slept all day.  Bought the remaining presents I had to, … Continue reading

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15 August 1985 – The hillside was a patchwork quilt

Images from Strawbs songs surround us while Jim stalks Dave Cousins… 8/15 Thursday, Sidmouth Ate a better breakfast than that last place.  Waited around ’till 11 and walked down (partially – the last part – in the pouring rain).  Made … Continue reading

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14 August 1985 – Stonehenge

From Salisbury to Sidmouth, stopping of at Stonehenge on the way…   Breakfast!  Ho mama cereal, eggs, etc.  Massive, delicious, incredible, beautiful.  Unfortunately we then had to check out by 10.  It started raining and we had to walk to … Continue reading

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12-13 August 1985, Paris to Salisbury

12-13 Aug-1985 Paris -> Salisbury Parked and went to train station to lock bags & to find out that in order to make reservations for the ferry we had to find the channel ferry office.  The T.S. gave us the … Continue reading

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11-Aug-1985 Gay Paris, day 2

11-Aug-1985 Paris Talked to girl from Manhattan at breakfast who has been working in Southern France for a while and leaving in the next days.  Our first stop and last until dinner was the Louvre.  Went through Egyptian stuff, with Sphinx and … Continue reading

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10 Aug-1985 Paris day 1

10-Aug-1985 Paris Arriving in Paris was an ordeal. We managed to find 2 lockers open, but we had no money so I stood a good 45 minutes guarding our treasure as people of all creeds and colors walked by looking … Continue reading

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8-9 Aug-1985 Florence – Geneva

8-Aug-1985 Florence => 9-Aug-1985 Geneva Left hotel at about 9:30 and found place to eat (after a while).  Had 2 sandwiches & mug of fruit.  We got lost on the way to first gallery (Palace Pitti) and found ourselves at … Continue reading

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7-Aug-1985 Venice to Florence – everybody wants to rule the world

7-Aug-1985 Venice => Florence Left for Florence at 11:40 (after included breakfast after shower), arrived at 3:30.  En route at “balequs” (??) we picked up 2 Italian girls in our car — one who kept talking and occasionally sung a … Continue reading

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5-6 Aug 1985 – Vienna to Venice

Saw every species on earth, photograph of Brahms, Schönbrunn, and in our spare time … Venice. 5-Aug-1985 Vienna => 6-Aug-1985 Venice Checked out at 10:00 went to Südbahnhof, put stuff in locker with broken key (had to use penknife to … Continue reading

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4-Aug-1985 – the humbling wheels and towers

4-Aug-1985 Sun. Vienna Stayed inside most of the morning (it rained all morning), then went out – straight to the Prater. We rode one small looping rollercoaster, ate lunch, rode the Prater Wheel which was exciting — then walked around park … Continue reading

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