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... James (of bible fame), had her interred after Elizabeth had her beheaded. Now, I know how the book ends. Being in line for the throne was a risky business. Dickens, Handel, Chaucer and Laurence Olivier all are interred in "Poet's Corner," with dozens of other writers and composers. We wandered the Abbey listening to our audio guide, admiring hundreds of sculptures adorning walls and floor plaques marking the burial spots of so many of ...
... late in the afternoon we left site-seeing till the morning - just as well as it started to rain just as we came out from dinner in the restaurant next door.
In the morning we walked the 200m up to the main part of town. First stop was York Minster - a monster of a cathedral. It was closed as The Bishop of Harrogate was visiting later in the day; the BBC were waiting to film this occasion. York is a walled city that was founded by the Romans in 71AD. The wall ...
... after-dinner drinks. Ashley had a sherry and Travis a calvados, neither of us opted for the "pudding wine". The waiter raved about the chocolate fritters and clotted cream when asked, but we should have learned by now that any type of dough or potato will be completely underseasoned. All in all, a great meal -- ~£70 after tip (errr, optional service charge) which is about what we would have spent for an appetizer, two mains and no drinks at Rules.
... and HUGE, probably one of the largest animal sculptures I have ever seen.
We trudged forward to the British Museum in order to try and make the most out of our day. There we found so many exhibits, it was hard to wrap our heads around them. Pretty much every ancient culture from the Egyptians, Romans, Greeks, and Asia had a representation here. It left you wondering how they were able to acquire so many different ...
... people along the way but it is always feels good to be home.
In our 3 trips(hence the 1, 2, 3 of the title) to NZ we have spent a total of 237 days and covered a total of 15,386 kilometers (9605 miles) .
We now prepare for our next adventure to ----- >>> watch this space.
Thank you all for travelling with us and hope you are enjoying it.