Landed at Heathrow. Toured airport several times. Once by Hertz bus and several passes in rented car. Rented Ford Mondeo, diesel with manual shift. The usual initial discovery of instrumentation and controls was enhanced by being on wrong side of car. Had to have Hertz tell me trick to get into reverse. Drove to Maidstone in mild rain. Barb provided guidance via screams.
Surprisingly we arrived at hotel, but had to wait till noon for room. First room was nice, but not available till 3. Room they gave us was not up to par, noisy end of hall, not updated. I requested that we get first room and kept luggage in 2nd room till 3pm. Rain had stopped but day remained cloudy.
GREAT VIEW, QUIET LOCATION..NEAR CENTER OF SHIP SO NO ROLLING..WELL APPOINTED, TV COULD HAVE BEEN BIGGER.