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Holidays Review

Weston-Super-Mare March 2019
In March we set off for our annual holiday to Weston super Mare. The hotel was lovely and the fact that we were the only residents made it especially pleasant. The food was of a really good standard although some translation difficulties emerged, honey instead of mayonnaise for instance. The weather proved the most challenging as the wind threatened to blow us out to sea. Had it not been for our intrepid driver who I might add was the best we have ever had and a lady no less we might have got our feet wet. We were very lucky however with only a half a day of rain as we explored the historical city of Bath. We went our different ways on the free day. We then took in Wells with a tour around the magnificent cathedral thanks to Margaret Walch’ contact with a friend who is a cathedral guide, followed a trip down memory lane for some in the off beat town of Glastonbury. On the way home we took our lunch break in Coventry to see the cathedral and the knife statue which was awesome.

I think this was one of our best holidays to date roll on next year.

Great Yarmouth March 2018
The U3A trip to Great Yarmouth in March 2018 was a huge success. On the first day we stopped for lunch in Kings Lynn and despite the bad weather we managed to see much of the town before boarding the coach to travel to Great Yarmouth. Our hotel was on the sea front and I have to say the cold wind coming off the sea was every bit as freezing that we had been warned about. Day two saw us in Norwich; a beautiful city with a magnificent cathedral. We scattered in all directions to explore all it had to offer. Day three was a free day so the intrepid walkers set off on an easy walk of 6 miles which unfortunately for them ended up to be 10!! Others went to Lowestoft making use of their free bus passes. A couple of us went to Ely on the train which was an adventure all of its own. Others explored Great Yarmouth and were all surprised and pleased with the museums they visited. Day four we went to Bury St Edmonds which was a surprise for many as it is a small quaint town with oodles of history. Then all too quickly we were on our way home via the magnificent city of Cambridge. So four nights with bingo (!!) a quiz, four free drinks per night and some typical seaside entertainment it was little wonder that the coach home was very quiet as many snoozed away the last part of the journey.

LIVERPOOL holiday 2nd May 2017

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