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Thursday, July 31, 2014


EuropeThriftwood Holiday Park - Gatwick Airport - Zagreb - LjubljanaVacation Day 07/17

In the morning Nada and me left the Thriftwood Holiday Park and we returned Peugeot 308 to the rental agency Green Motion. Everything was in order so they took us to Gatwick Airport and this time we didn't miss the plane.

Plane Boarding Pass from Gatwick Airport to Zagreb Airport ans Bus ticket from Zagreb Airport to Zagreb

Back to Balkans, eating Kaymak and Ćevapčići

We returned to Ljubljana with a train

Transportation types used: Automobile - Airplane - Bus - Train - Walk

Wednesday, July 30, 2014


EnglandTuxford - Lincoln - King's Lynn - Cromer - Gravesend - Thriftwood Holiday Park: Vacation Day 06/17

We left a key in a mailbox in a very nice and peaceful campsite in Orchard Park in Tuxford and a minute after we were on the road to Lincoln, where we decided to check the cathedral and the castle.

1 hour parking in Lincoln costs 1.5£

Good morning England
Lincoln Cathedral

Details from the Lincoln Cathedral

Lincoln Castle east gate

Norman West front of Lincoln Cathedral

The city


Tea time


Full name of the cathedral is The Cathedral Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Lincoln. Building commenced in 1088 and continued in several phases throughout the medieval period. It was reputedly the tallest building in the world for 238 years (1311–1549).

English Architecture with Red bricks 

Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Centre

We also visited New York and Boston

Maud Foster Windmill in Boston has seven storey and is one of the largest operating windmills in England being 24.38 m tall to the cap ball.

Public library in King's Lynn opened in 1905. This Edwardian library was funded and opened by the philanthropist Andrew Carnegie.

Castle Rising on our way to the seaside

We walked on the muddy beach in Heacham and on our way back we shoot some ducks.

Burnham Overy Staithe Windmill has been converted to holiday accommodation. PRIVATE!

Cley Windmill is a five storey tower mill and was built in the early 19th century. It was converted to residential accommodation.

Nearly 200 Allan Williams Turret were installed as a part of British anti-invasion preparations of the Second World War.

Nada and her friend

Somewhere near Salthouse

Overstrand beach

Our typical English meal, Fish & Chips in Mundesley

Saint Mary's, Happisburgh

We crossed Thames over the Dartford-Thurrock River Crossing. £2.00 was the cost.

View to river Thames from Gravesend

We finished the day in Thriftwood Holiday Park. We were quite lucky again, because the receptions close quite early, but there was still a guy inside, just leaving, and he gave us a special discount for late arrival and early departure and without receipt. Thanks dude!

From Tuxford to Stansted

Tuesday, July 29, 2014


EnglandDunstable - Bedford - Grafham - Corby - Nottingham - Sherwood - Tuxford: Vacation Day 05/17

My bed wasn't as comfortable as yesterday (Toyota Aygo beats Peugeot 308), still it was better than nothing. Nada and me visited another McDonald's and we had the same menu as yesterday, surfer's special, that consist of Free Internet and Cheapest ice-cream. There we decided what we will visit today.

Surfer's special menu in McDonald's

Country near Ampthill in Bedfordshire

In Bedford we visited tourist information centre and they gave us some additional clues what to do. So far we discovered that almost nothing is free in England, you have to pay basically for everything and you can really see that the word "PRIVATE" was invented here. Not free, but still cheap, was the Jordans Mill, so we decided to spend some time there.

One of the cheapest entrance fees in England

Nice introduction for the mill on their internet site: "This historic Mill, home to the Jordan family for over 150 years, was revolutionary for its time and could be compared with the dawn of the internet age today." Click for more.

W. H. Allen Sons & Company Limited diesel engine was installed besides the water powered engine

Miller Nada and Tuši the Manager

Small field of Oats in the Garden outside the Mill

Swan on the stream, that used to provide power for the mill


They had many vegetables and fruits in the garden outside

Goodbye Jordans Mill
We continued towards North and on the way we stopped in some nice places.

All Saints Church in Ellington

House in Rockingham

Rockingham Castle. Admission 9.5£ for closer look. We skipped it.

Main street in Rockingham

Parking fee for half an hour in Nottinhgham

The Nottingham Castle gstehouse and main entrance to the public



Walk around the castle and a lot of additional photos of caves, castle, one of the oldest pubs in England (Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem, 1189 AD), ...

We continue to Sherwood Forest, a royal forest in Nottinghamshire

Robin Hood used to steal from the rich in this forest

Successfully passed the Outlaw Challenge

We wanted to camp in Clumber Park, but it was closed so we moved on towards West

We were lucky with the 2nd campsite. Orchard Park is situated in a quiet unspoilt location on the outskirts of the old market town of Tuxford.

Hot shower and a very nice place for camping

Sunset from our place

2nd day with a car from Dunstable to Tuxford