Saturday, December 11, 2010

London and back with Jessie

The Galway- Dublin motorway was one lane most of the way with frozen ice but we made it over with hours to spare before the ferry sailed, the food was part of the ferry fare and I think I had beef and Angie had a mush thing, the crossing was calm but tomorrow may be rough as we are in Holyhead tonight and its blowing.



We had lunch in a wee place called Ashby de la Zouch it is situated in the heart of England in the county of Leicestershire about 25 miles north of Birmingham and about 12 miles south of Nottingham. It has the absolutely awesome claim to fame that it is the furthest town from the sea anywhere in England. Someone actually wrote a song Ashby de la Zouch by the sea







Canal boats on the The Staffs and Worcs canal







We had a couple of stops on the way to London the biggest one was at Blenheim Palace




Blenheim Palace is a unique example of English Baroque architecture. Inside, the scale of the Palace is beautifully balanced by the intricate detail and delicacy of the carvings, the hand painted ceilings and the amazing porcelain collections, tapestries and paintings displayed in each room






P1020151Theboathouse sits on a man made lake at the palace.P1020133


The ferry back from Hollyhead was 2 hours duration and not too bumpy after all. I got a couple of shots of the holly island coastline



It was blowing quite hard







you can tell the prevailing wind from the way the trees stoop







The dogs are getting on fine as you can see they are not allowed on the furniture.

No comments: