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... as I remember. Thanks again to Mum and Dad for being our taxi and our tour guides.
A yummy take-away curry for dinner followed by games (of course) completed another lovely day.
P.S. We also saw an amazing street artist who earns a living by creating these masterpieces in the street and collecting money from passers by. The finished one we saw took him nine months to complete (see photo) and he was just starting another one....so cool. ...
York is only about three hours from where we are living and Chris had wanted to show me Yorkminster for quite some time. My birthday was the perfect excuse for a day trip up to this medieval city.
We arrived in the city late morning and went straight up to Yorkminster Cathedral. Before we went into Yorkminster though, Chris wanted to show me a beautiful war memorial that stands right outside of the Cathedral. He said it was one of his favorite ...
After an English Breakfast (pretty close to the Scottish one), we left our home on the farm and drove to Fountains Abbey. Founded in 1132, the abbey operated for over 400 years, until 1539, when Henry VIII ordered the Dissolution of the Monasteries. King Henry sacked the monks/churches wealth and demolished hundreds of abbeys. Fountains Abbey is the best preserved. Just seeing what's left gives you a hint of what it must have been like fully built. We stopped in Ripon for ...
... to dry off. I visited the York Minster before returning to the hostel to get my bags.
The views from the train were amazing. All the towns sprinkled along the train line and for a short time a nice view of the ocean. It was raining on and off throughout so wasnt always easy to see the view.
Again I was arriving in late to Edinburgh so after checking in, I walked around and found a cheap subway for dinner then hit the hay.
(Photos coming, on facebook for now).
John belongs to a Men's Forum - in fact, he's chair this year, so Monday mornings he and a few of the members walk to the Cricket Club for their meeting. They always have interesting speakers and I look forward to hearing about the topic.
This afternoon we put the finishing touches on our cruise. Voyages of Discovery sent us several mailings including a brochure of excursions. What an ...