Wells is the smallest city in England apparently - with a magnificent cathedral that Mom wanted to see again as it is one of her best places in all the world. We parked in a pay and display and set off up Market Street to the cathedral. En route we needed to draw some money out to pay for our next board and lodgings and the Lloyds ATM rejected my credit card telling me that there was "an error" which FREAKED me out and spoiled my day.
As we were not allowed to take photos in the cathedral without paying, the first photo I took was of the cathedral's cat, Louis, who was curled up in a basket in the gift shop, behind a pile of books all about him. A bit like the late lamented cat at Hamish Curry's vet.
On the way back to the car we spotted these in the street market. Thought you might like them but I am not sure I could talk my way through customs with them.
As was Holly, the Welsh sheepdog with one blue eye and one brown.
high up on the middle terrace.
We also went into the shop - this one in the old stables with their lovely wooden stalls.
I saw some "fire car" wellies that Philip would have loved as a kid,
and a fluffy Welsh dragon that Simon would have loved.
and we had to drive slowly behind long tailed sheep,
in order to get to this pretty lake called Cregennan. I felt as if I had tumbled into an episode of Fireman Sam. It was quite chilly and we didn't really feel like walking,
so we ended up driving all the way down the coast to a pretty godforsaken and windy spot called Fairbairn where we could see across the river mouth to Barmouth. We found a nice little pub called the George 111 on the river just before Dolgellau and had some supper before
returning to Nant yr Onog, Pat and Dotty the sheep,
and two comfortable dogs.
We were quite sorry to say goodbye the next morning to Pat and Dotty, but had to get going early so we could do some sightseeing in Chester.
But I will leave that for tomorrow as it is late now and
we had a hectic day in the wilds of Northumberland with the Schroeders and once again, I am ready for bed. I hear that you had a lovely walk up to Cecilia Waterfall and that it stopped raining. How is the little Lad? Not too annoying I hope!
lots of love to you all from the FL xx