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... Thanks for following along, it's been fun and gratifying to know friends and family have been on the trip with us.
Many have commented it was "the trip of a lifetime". Well, yes... but we hope not, more one of our trips during our lifetime. We're already thinking about where to go next.
Midge and David
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... by the remains of Fotheringhay Castle, where Mary Queen of Scots was beheaded and Richard III was born. A bit of a coincidence this trip, we set off from near Leicester where Richard III was buried, visited Market Bosworth where he was killed and now moored up 50 yards from where he was born.
So, onto Peterborough and through March on our way to the tidal section of the River Great Ouse.
... commemorating the burial of Mary, Queen of Scots. The unfortunate Mary was buried here following her execution by Elizabeth I. Mary's body is no longer here, however; when James I came to the throne he had her remains exhumed and reburied in Westminster Abbey. Peterborough Abbey was dissolved by Henry VIII, but rather than destroy the abbey church, Henry made it a cathedral and created a new bishopric based at Peterborough.
... charm of something out of an Jane Austen novel. Cheryl toured us around the home and shared with us some of the history of the home – it’s amazing how much of it is original! During World War II, when London was being bombed during the Battle of Britain, many London residents would send their children to the countryside to protect them from the raids (think: “The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe”). Apparently, the bedroom ...
... which shuts at 8) and we settled down for quiet night No 2 on the lake (Bryan had cleared it with the ranger earlier). Back to Peterborough tomorrow.
Arrived about 10.30. Bryan went off to catch the train to London as he has to collect his prescription from the doctor. Uneventful day. Bryan returned about 5 and he was rather tired. Early night tonight methinks.