We stayed in Rowde overnight on the way to the ship, Rowde should have been a short drive from Heathrow but we stopped to look at a number of locks along the way. We chose the to stay at the George and Dragon based on internet reviews, it proved to an a very good choice. The Inn was built in the 15th century, it has lots of character and the rooms have been tastefully fitted out. Our bedroom had the most comfortable bed with feather donna and pillows, we were not sure if it was because we were so tired after flying overnight from Providenciales but we both agreed it was one of the nicest rooms to stay in, even if Ron had a problem with hititng his head on the low door frames.
What made the night was being able to climb down the steep little ancient creaking staircase to the restaurant downstairs for a wonderful meal. The Pub specialises in seafood bought in daily from Cornwell, the food was excellent, good value for a set three course meal and drinks for only 50 pounds total bill. Being so tired after dinner being able to climb the stairs and
sink in to bed was a real bonus.
After a good nights sleep we went down for breakfast and were happy to see the owner had lit the fire in the breakfast nook, we enjoyed a delicious breakfast with homemade preserves and fresh croissants with good coffee. We would definitely stay at the George and Dragon if we needed to stay in near Southampton again.
The drive to Southhampton was short even with a quick stop for a walk around the square at Devizes, we arrived in time for our noon car drop off. Ron suggested instead of checking in early and having to wait to board that we go to one of the best hotels on the waterfront for coffee and were pleased to be find we could use the internet and update our blog. This is where we finish our blog for a while, the ship internet we have found on previous cruises to be very unreliable.
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