Epic European Cycle : 2015-07-16 : To Heathrow Area

Type Name Service Provider Origin Destination Cost Notes Actions
Bus Woking to Heathrow Railair Woking Heathrow Terminal 5 $42.00
Bus 423 Heathrow to Heathrow Lodge Heathrow Commuter Heathrow The Square, Longford $0.00 This bus is free to/from Heathrow, in contrast to the Hotel Hoppa. At the airport, the only information that is readily available is for Hotel Hoppa, which costs approx £4.50/ea, for the exact same service. Ouch! Thankfully, the Heathrow Lodge had information on their web site about free busses to and from Heathrow, so when we got there, we knew to look around instead of just defaulting to Hotel Hoppa!
Ferry Ferry from Isle of Wight Red Funnel East Cowes, Isle of Wight Southampton, England $0.00 Sailings every hour on the half hour. Take the 9:30 for earlier journey, the 1:30 for the later journey, or an earlier ferry to spend some time in Southampton before the later journey.
Train Southampton to Heathrow Southwest Trains Southampton Woking $0.00
Type Name Service Provider Confirmation Location Cost Notes Actions
Hotel Heathrow Lodge Booking.com Longford $116.00 556 Old Bath Rd, longford, hillingdon

Trip Log

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Silly, naïve me. I thought that I could go away for six months without bringing my heel care regimen with me. I have a serious problem with my heels cracking, and if I don't stay on top of it, using a solon-grade shaver thingy on a regular basis, my heels can get so cracked and painful that it's close to impossible for me to walk (or cycle). My heels started cracking while we were in Scotland (I made it about two months). I bought some overnight heel cream just a couple days ago, but since we were camping I haven't had a chance to try it out yet (I have no faith in it anyway). Today, Brent and I went to a "Poundland" store (you know... like a dollar store, but for pounds), and I found this really nifty heel ball thingy that is sort of like a cheese grater... only for heels. I can't wait to try it! Yay! But I really should have brought my proper shaver thingy along. Next time I try to go away for more than two months, I'll know.
Brent and I made it to Longford (Heathrow area) quite early today and enjoyed lunch at the White Horse Pub. Then, we checked into our hotel and did some errands and went for a bite to eat at the King's Arms, which was not nearly as charming, but which had a beer garden in the back with a view of the Heathrow Pod Parking track, so we got to watch the pods go back and forth. It was quite entertaining.
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