Tuesday, April 13, 2010

England

Everything is a bit of a blur since last Wednesday when we left Mont St Michel. I haven't downloaded any photos and even if I had my mom doesn't remember her wi-fi access code so we'll stick with the basics here :) Enroute to Calais we went to see the Bayeux Tapestry, in the surprisingly unspolied (given its proximity to the Normandy Beaches) city of Bayeux.  The tapestry is something we learned about in school (way back :)) and is around a thousand years old and is believed to have been sewn by nuns in England.  It tells the story of the last successful invasion of England in 1066 by William the Conquerer who beat the wicked Harold at the Battle of Hastings.  Poor Harold had just fought against the Norgwegians but the tapestry failed to mention that. Anyway, the colors are vivid and embroidery is fantastic.  The interactive audio brings the whole thing to life.  Really enjoyed the museum. 
After that we headed for the ferry and were so early we managed to get one a few hours before our booked passage and I finally saw the white cliffs of Dover!  So we were in Ashford, Kent, by around 9 pm which was awesome.  We spent the next few days traveling around the south of England, which I've never done before without going into London (great friends and family we have!!).  We hit the Dartford Tunnel with a 'oh crap, it's a toll, where is the English money?' Followed by a prayer of 'please don't break down here!'
Now in Shropshire with nothing but fantastic weather.  Car is in the garage (please be fixed and happy again soon) and we are vegging with my family. The kids are playing with their cousins and I'm trying to store up another 3 years worth of memories. 

Hope everything is well with you :)

PS.  excuse typos as keyboard is sticky.

1 comment:

Kelly Boyce said...

Sounds like you're really enjoying yourself and I'm enjoying the travel log!