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The ferry trip went quite fast, I had a little sleep while Rhys filled in his time writing the diary. Donald was able to find a ride to Aberdeen with a mate who drives a truck so he was happy. We said our goodbyes to Donald and got ready to ride off the ferry. Made our way to Inverness without any drama's and drove along Loch Ness …
We left our lovely York apartment around 11am and drove through the lush, soft countryside to Hull. Some farmers have harvested and rolled their first crop of hay already, the wheat is ripening and strawberries and aspasagus are for sale in the farm shops. As well, cherries will be early this year, but I will miss out. The roadsides and roundabouts are thick with flowers.
Our lunch in Hull was typically English - Terry had a bacon ...
... and patented the Economiser machine that saved coal fired steam run factories money on energy coasts. Frank left the house and all the contents (a huge collection) to the National Trust - we spent a long time wandering the rooms and garden. To top off the day we walked through the Museum gardens and along the river in the glorious sunshine, then back through the winding streets of The Shambles area. Two nights was not long enough - we leave for the Lake District ...
... and I had a pint of Apple cider. Very nice indeed. After dinner went for a walk on the wall. Built of stone in the 13th century and found the grave of Dick Turpin - famous highwayman and horse thief. York Minster Cathedral was just amazing ...
... we had tea in a house built in 1680, yesterday we walked on the 14th century York walls and today we visited a 1712 house. So, when Captain Cook arrived in Australia in 1770, I can better understand why he claimed it, and thought it was empty.
We leave England tomorrow, taking a ferry from Hull to Rotterdam. We've been in the UK and Ireland for a total of about 3 months, and we've loved it all - the beauty, the culture, the food, and the people.
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