07.05.2015 - 07.05.2015
Hint: Don't trust the GPS to link fastest route with safest route! Our return from Cheddar Gorge and Wells today was quite thrilling when we went the usual leftrightrightleftleft right into a lane that was barely as wide as the car. The trick was that it was a muddy lane, following rain, so we thought stopping would have equated to bogged, yet forward meant trusting no one would appear toward us around one of the endless bends where the hedges limited our view to the end of our eyelashes or so it seemed! Needless to say when we safely emerged from the hedged cocoon, we paused and reset the GPS to take us the easiest way home. Following that we had lanes and views beyond the windows.
Whilst in Cheddar Gorge, however the ground rose in the form of the gorge and seemed to reach the sky. We felt very little and insignificant at the base of the gorge. It was an overpowering feeling.
The cream tea we enjoyed at The Mousehole tea rooms was served with clotted cream...must find some at home. I would love their scone recipe, 100 percent perfect scones.
To date we have seen The Mousetrap, eaten at The Mousehole and in the Wells Cathedral the church cat brought us the church mouse, literally, and then they proceeded to play Cat and Mouse before us in the church grounds! Erik will find it amusing...we won't show Ally those Pictures! I feel like we are getting a bit of a theme happening.
Since we picked up our Audi 5 yesterday we have clocked up 300 miles. We walked into the city centre tonight for dinner, about 35 mins each way. We discovered lane ways and pockets of cottage housing, terraced housing on the main road with about 1 metre frontages and then freestanding homes overlooking lush green meadows. The back wall of one house lined the main road's kerb with about a foot to spare. According to Rob it was not really wide enough to use as a footpath (although to Rob's amazement I did just that and in discussion later he said he was trying to work out how to tell mum I'd been run over when I fell off the kerb into oncoming traffic).
Our B&B is ever so lovely. Run by Liz and Peter, we have a really large room with beautiful view, birds singing in the trees and home cooked breakfast all for the asking (and pmt at the end haha), bathroom cleaned while we were out ... the whole place has a lovely feel and lots of privacy, with friendly encounters when you do meet up with someone else.
I've spoken with Jenny on the phone and we have sent a number of texts. It will be lovely to catch up with her and Kieron on Saturday.
Tomorrow we conquer Stonehenge and Salisbury for a start. Rob has the route mapped out ...no laneways or roads without a number (A30, M4...) included!