On Saturday we picked up the new bike. Testing, obviously, ensued. Our lunchtime destination was the Duck Inn at Pett Bottom - immortalised by Ian Fleming as the home of James Bond's aunt, who raised him after his parents died. Today the pub is also the home of a large huskyish dog who promptly installed himself under our table. The bacon baguettes may have had something to do with it. Afterwards we took twisty single track country roads to the Battle of Britain memorial at Capel-le-Ferne before heading home up the A20.
It was a lovely way to spend a couple of days before leaving the country for a week. On Sunday morning Howard rode his new bike to the station while I walked down with my suitcase, so he could wave me goodbye.
And then I was off!