The long road ahead......Scotland, here we come!



Yesterday Carol (Matt's mum) and Jean (Matt's Nan) arrived from Australia for their very own European Experience. Determined to help them see as many countries as possible (and to continue fulfilling our own list of places visited), we set off this morning on the latest adventure in the Episodes of The Bergman Travel Tour.

On the way we stopped at the very historical town of Statford-Upon-Avon, birthplace of William Shakespear. William Shakespear, one of the most famous playwrites of all times, was born on the 26th of April 1564 to a small farming family. It was here in the forests of Stratford area that William was inspired to created most of his, now very famous, plays. He later died in London, after a rather frivolous night of partying, on his birthday in 1616....just goes to show that you can have too much of a good thing.

Stratford-Upon-Avon is a beautiful old town, in the heart of Warwickshire, litterred with houses from Shakespears own era. Many of the buildings are white based with chocolate coloured criss crosses hatched all over them, alongside chocolate coloured rooftops. In the nearby park, which ran alongside a canal housing river boats a band of men played celtic music on celtic flutes, violins and a cello, while people wandered around with their families and dogs (including us)....what an atmosphere! Carol and Jean seemed as amazed as we were the first time we laid eyes on 'historical England'...we have become quite comfortable with our constant discoveries that we almost forgot how breathtaking that first glimpse can be....oh, the wonders!

Next it was back to the car for the rest of the very long journey up to Scotland. We finally arrived at the camping site after a small issue with fuel shortage (the joy of country roads) and settled into our very warm Wigwams for a much needed sleep. For those of you who do not know what a Wigwam is, it is simply a very nice A-frame wooden tent with beds inside. The caravan park we are staying at, called 'Linwater', also has a heater and kettle inside their wigwams. Just like being in a small motel room. We even have power for the laptop and chargers....who could ask for more?

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