|Rob, George, James, Kate, Sam, Cynthia and John and |
Belle the dog
Visit to Cynthia, John & Family
Our arrival in the UK was a day of travel and queueing but in the end all worthwhile as we managed to get our little hire car at Heathrow, find our way to a Tesco to purchase a GPS (Sat Nav as they call it here) and then on to Sanderstead where we caught up after 20 years with Cynthia and her family as pictured.
We were a bit on the tired side and omitted to take a photograph of young John (Mac), his wife Marguerita and their dear little baby Kyri.
On the morrow, after meeting up with Kate's children and husband, Rob, we travelled to Taunton in the South west of England and stayed their the night as Ray was a bit off colour.
The next day we headed for Exeter and its Cathedral. This is one of the great medieval Cathedrals of England and we were not disappointed. A lovely surprise is the magnificent old clock with its pendulum and long ropes. Apparently mice were running up and down the bell ropes which were greased with animal fat so that Bishop of the time cut a hole in the door (pictured) to the bell tower to enable his cat to eradicate the mice. Hence the beginning of the nursery rhyme "Hickory dickory dock".
|Exeter Cathedral - vaulted ceiling|
the largest in the world
|The Bishop's door at Exeter Cathedral|
with cat hole
|Penzance foreshore.....hopefully some better photos to come|