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Woke up this morning to, well, rain, but we woke up in such a beautiful part of the world that we didn’t mind one bit. This area, out in the Peak District in Central England, is the perfect Jane Austen like land and we are in literary heaven. We can picture Elizabeth Bennet on her daily walks roaming the wooded areas and around the sheep …
... 105 acre gardens. Naturally, Avery and I felt right at home and exhibited our most bourgeois behavior while touring the place. We also learned it was the setting for the Keira Knightley Pride and Prejudice 2005 film. Here is a video summary slide show and a bunch of pictures from the ...
... Botanical Gardens and the nearby Sheffield General Cemetery. Avery was pumped for the cemetery because she studies mortuary archaeology. It has actually been closed since the 70's and is quite overgrown with headstones knocked over and such, but made for an interesting experience. The British apparently don't like to think about death much and tend to put cemeteries on the outskirts of town. Later that weekend, we happened across a cultural fest and grabbed some authentic dutch ...
... still raining. We tanked up again just short of the M1 and decided to finish off that way, just to get it over and done with.
Just below Lutterworth the heavens opened up and it was complete ****.
It stopped raining by junction 25 and we landed at Hucknall at 3.20pm.
The bikes had done us proud although they did ...
... a couple of houses, and a large tourist centre. We had lunch at the nice little cafe there. We explored the visitor centre to see what walks we could do. We didn't have a lot of time left in the day so we drove up the road a bit to Dovedale. Here we walked along a track to the stepping stones which are limestone rocks laid out over the Dove river. They have been there for over 100 ...