Canterbury - familiar name in an unfamiliar place

Trip Start Jul 01, 2009
Trip End Aug 02, 2009

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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

We all went on a walk through Canterbury with my auntie and uncle today.  My auntie and uncle were both schoolteachers, so Doris gave me a rundown of the history of Canterbury - who needs to pay for a guided tour when you have such knowledgeable people.  Canterbury is a very nice place actually, a nice size - only 40,000 people although like Dunedin it swells with a huge student population to double that amount in term time.  It has lovely old buildings, although much of it was decimated during the second World War.  The Cathedral of course dominates the landscape, and the city walls that you walk through to get to the town centre.  I liked the crooked house where they took out a chimney and it fell over. 
All too soon it was time to leave - more goodbyes, and we took the motorways back to the Midlands.  Boo to the traffic jam we had to wait in for 3/4 of an hour - and I hope the labrador dog that we saw dodging traffic in the other lane survived.  He made it to the slow side without getting hurt but it was a heart stopping moment or two.  We wondered if he had escaped from the accident that was up ahead causing the traffic jam, so I hope that someone could catch him and look after him.
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wgilbert on

Trust you to spot a poor bewildered lab trying to cross a busy road - thought I was the only one that worried myself sick over whether they got home OK or not....!Will talk about you tonight....(Monday)

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