19. Ray’s Cottage – GD

19. Ray's Cottage - GD

On February 23rd, 2014, we set off on a new tome travel of Simmone Howell’s ‘Girl Defective’.  Fortunately for us, Simmone had already mapped out the locations on Google Maps.  You can view this here.  This map, combined with a re-read and a very helpful list that Simmone kindly provided us with, allowed us to map out Girl Defective in photo form.  We are very happy to share it with you all.    


‘I led Luke through the notty backstreets to Ray’s cottage.’ – pg 257

‘”Ask Ray. Ray will help. Need some money or a place to crash? Ray’s good for it. He won’t ask questions. You’re all the same. Take take take. But when is someone gonna do something for ME?”‘ – pg 258

We weren’t sure what end of the canal Ray’s cottage was supposed to be, but we felt like the end farthest away from the beach seemed more ‘Ray’.   At this point we were hot, sunburnt, thirsty and needed to pee.  Nonetheless, we trudged along like the whiny but persevering individuals that we are.  There was a humerous moment when Rachel nearly got hit by a bike (keep reading, that’s not the funny part) because she was walking along the wrong side of the path.  So naturally, I started berating her for it and, because I was so distracted by giving her instructions I wandered onto the wrong side of the path and nearly got hit by a bike.  So I guess that’s karma.

– Annette


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