SPRING BREAK IN THE UK

March 17 through April 3

GRINSTEAD

WE STOPPED FOR A CUP'O TEA AND WE E-MAILED HOME VIA THE LOCAL LIBRARY

CAMBRIDGE

 A LOVELY DAY FOR PUNTING ON THE CAM

OUR FAVOURITE TEA SHOP

DAFFODILS WERE BLOOMING EVERYWHERE                                        A VIEW OF CAMBRIDGE AS WE NEARED THE RIVER

WE ENJOYED DINNER AT BROWN'S WITH OUR CAMBRIDGE FAMILY

THE LAKE DISTRICT "CUMBRIA"

AMBLESIDE WAS HOME FOR OUR TIME IN THE LAKE DISTRICT...SUNNYDENE WITH MRS. FIONA SPARROW

A CONTRAST OF GREEN AND ARID AT THE SAME TIME.  THERE WERE SHEEP EVERYWHERE!  THIS WAS INDEED A LOVELY PART OF ENGLAND

HAWKS HEAD, A VILLAGE WHERE BEATRIX POTTER LIVER FOR MUCH OF HER ADULT LIFE

WRAY CASTLE BUILT IN THE 1850'S AND IS NOW  HEADQUARTERS FOR A TELE-COMMUNICATION BUSINESS

SCOTLAND

DUMPHRIES AND SWEETHEART ABBEY WERE THE PLACES IN SCOTLAND THAT WE VISITED...WHAT A PRETTY DAY!

WE VISITED THE REMAINS OF THIS SMALL CASTLE

GRETNA GREEN IS WHERE LYDIA WAS SUPPOSED TO HAVE ELOPED WITH MR. WICKHAM! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WALES

NANTWICH IS A TOWN WHERE THE CANAL BOATS COME THROUGH AND WHERE CORA CAME AS A 12 YEAR OLD; HER BOAT WENT OVER THIS AND ANOTHER LARGE AQUEDUCT AND MILE LONG TUNNEL AT THE END

CORNWALL

THIS WEST COAST PART OF ENGLAND WAS VERY RUGGED WITH SLATE CLIFFS.  WE FOUND SEVERAL VIEWS OF THE OCEAN; BOSCASTLE AND ROCKY VALLEY WERE OUR FAVORITE

CORA GOT HER DESIRE OF HOLDING A LAMB...THIS ONE WAS PROBABLY 2 WEEKS OLD.  WE SAW PHEASANTS MANY TIMES...SOME AS ROADKILL!  THE MALES HAD VIBRANT COLOR AROUND THEIR EYES.

CLOVELLY;ONCE A FISHING VILLAGE, IS A SEASIDE VILLAGE THAT IS PRIVATELY OWNED BY A SINGLE FAMILY.  THE RED DOORS HOUSE THE LIFE BOATS/COAST GUARDS THAT PATROL THE AREA

 

COTSWOLD

BURTON ON THE WATER

LOWER SLAUGHTER IS A VERY PRETTY TOWN, UNSPOILED         

WE ENJOYED A "MOTHERING DAY" PICNIC AT THIS STATE PARK ON MARCH 30TH

LONDON

IT WAS A VERY GOOD HOLLIDAY

WONDERFUL TO SEE CORA

AND GREAT VISITING WITH:

NANCY, ENRIQUE, MARIETA, JOANNA,

IAN, SHARON, AUNTIE OLIVE, JACK, GLORIA and KATHERINE