|The Woking (or Metro) Hotel|
The selection of beers runs like this: Coors Light, Budweiser, Corona (I am NOT making this up), etc. But also there are huge selections of ales and lagers, hand-pumped straight from the cask, with no artificial carbonation. The funny thing is, all of the labels on the taps also list the ABV (Alcohol By Volume). The publicans will warn you if it's a high ABV you've selected. They also tend to know about the selections, so if you want something hoppy or malty or a bitter or stout, they can usually recommend something you'll like.
We finally checked into the hotel after a few rounds across the street. The room was adequate. See the pictures below. Then we went back to Wetherspoons to meet another blogworld friend. We drank for a bit at Wetherspoons, then moved to The Sovereign for more beer and dinner. This visit lasted until nearly 9PM, when bloggerfriend had to return to his quarters to rest up for a long weekend of working. So Mark and I ventured back to the hotel. I was now on about 38 hours of minimal sleep (the 2 or 3 hours on the plane), and right at the edge of coherent functioning. I managed to fall asleep with the pulsing, pounding bass line of a band playing in an event hall next door. ARGH! The Bose noise-cancelling headset worked to quell the riot going on in the walls of this room.
|Lunch on Saturday|
was an Irish Beef Burger
Bacon and Cheese,
with a side of chips.
|Christ Church, ca. 1887 (but I'll bet they sat on straight-|
backed pews back then!)
I got a later start (deliberately) today, as it was mostly a travel day. That bloody club started the bass line again about 9:00AM. I wanted to go cut the electrics mains. Instead I rolled out of bed, ate breakfast, showered and packed up to leave. M and I checked out about 10AM, walked the block and a half to the Woking train station, and purchased through tickets to Cambridge (£28.60).
|All of the above are of Waterloo Station, a huge|
rail terminal in London.
The trains are very clean, very fast (around 80mph), and it's a smooth ride on relatively new continuously welded rail. A toddler who was just starting to walk was moving up and down the aisle quite easily! We arrived in Cambridge in early afternoon, walked to the house, then to the market. I found the exact USB cable I needed for £3.99. We bought a bit of food and some necessities, then it's been a nice slow afternoon of blogging. And now that I have the correct password to M's Wi-Fi, I can post this!
*Money will be sorted in a future post, as soon as I get a 50p coin!