The flight from Washington to Dublin took 6:30 and we both got some sleep, and arrived early at 4:50. It was our first crossing of the Atlantic and we were surprised how far north we fly over land to finally to St Johns. The time difference was losing 4hrs. We had plenty of time to navigated Dublin airport to get our BA at 7:30. The baggage was slow, and felt link there was one Irishman unloading and carrying one back at a time to the luggage pickup,
The flight to Heathrow was about 1:15 and we landed at a warm and clear Heathrow. There was no immigration as they were still part of the EU, until BREXIT is enacted.
Car pickup was easy and we chose a small SUV Peuguot 3008, and made our way to the majestic accommodation which most of the Scroopes had pre-booked. It was an old Jesuit boarding school by the name of Beumont College, and was now the Beumont Hotel. We stayed in the 60/70s built rooms which were architecturally deficient from the old Catholic Boarding School.
Being still early we went to Windsor to walk around as we would be going through the castle and chapel with "Scroopes on Tour".
We took a leisurely Boat ride up the river to the next loch and passed the Pummel bridge. It was a bluebird day and the river and country looked scenic.
Eaton college is located on the river, and used for rowing still today and swimming in the old days. After the boat ride we walked to the college and admired its historic architecture
We decide to walk up to the entrance of Windsor castle, as we would see it later in the week.
Karen had organised dinner at Guilford with her Allianz work collegue - Michael and Kerry Fullagar. They seem to enjoy living in Guilford and Michael is restoring a Triumph Boneville, as he is not working. It was a difficult drive down the motorway for 60km, as we only had Map.me. The round-a-bouts are difficult. . . We got lost getting there as only using Maps.me to navigate. (£50). Tomorrow we will use the Garmin once we have copied the maps over the USA ones.
Tomorrow it's off to London.