The York Priory
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Driving to York today with Ruth and Charlie we stopped to view Hadrian's Wall at two locations. Maps 1-2. An 83 year old woman riding nearby said that on a clear day you can see it to the horizon. Running virtually from coast to coast we realise the Romans were making a serious effort to keep the Scots out of their domain. Not a lot has changed in 2000 years has it. We are still building walls either virtually or in other ways to keep others out. Thanks to Charlie for the long ...
... can still be walked along. It was twilight by this time and looked eerie, timeless and brilliant at the same time. Note: some of the pictures are lighter than it actually was! All in all a good little stopover. I felt more satisfied than some of the other 1 nighters (like Liverpool) in that I managed to see a few things before dark! Tomorrow's entry should be light-on. As mentioned at the top, I have a quick sleepover in London before I leave the UK for Paris and ...
... before stoping at a french style bistro called It had a good deal for a 2 course meal. I had an amazing slow cooked chicken and apple pie and mum had the steak and cream brûlée. Such a lovely warm meal on a very cold day. After lunch we went for a bit more of a walk, before the weather changed to rain. We have spent the evening doing all our washing in preparation for our tour to ...
... beaches and harbour.
There is still a lot of heavy industry around, and there was a fair amount of pollution, which made the whole area look very dreary. But there were great swathes of wildflowers beside the road. Mostly white, with a few bright red poppies and some buttercups, and occaisionally a bank a mauve rhododendron.
I feel I know this country from the books of ...
... wasn't going to be able to do much that day. It's all kind of a blur, but I think Sandra walked me back to the hotel and I went to bed. I do remember them bringing me soup for dinner. :) Then I slept A LOT.
Sandra and the boys walked through the Shambles (the old part of town) and did some window shopping, etc. then had dinner. I was SO bummed to miss a whole day in York, it was one of the places I most wanted to visit!