Sunday, 26 October 2014

Gloucestershire Ramblings

After a late start (even allowing for the clocks going back) we set off to find somewhere flattish, not tarmac, for a walk - Su's knee is still not back to 100%, but she gets a bit stir crazy without stretching her legs! We went into Westonbirt but it was heaving with lots of people going to see the autumn colours, so we carried on up the road to Tetbury.
Went straight through Tetbury on to Nympsfield Long Barrow - fresh air and a clear view across the Severn to Wales and the Forest of Dean.
The viewpoint board annotating the various features in front of us, including two nuclear power stations…
 The entrance to the barrow - now filled in again.
More interpretive board materials to educate and inform.

 The barrow is of over a hundred in the Cotswolds!
 An edge to jump off!
Spotted this glider being towed by a plane 
After we'd got blown about enough there, we made our way to Nailsworth where I spotted this croissant on the pavement -the way you do.
 A china bull in a shop window…
Went for a cup of coffee and a scone in the back of a toy shop - delightful environment, complete with little tables and chairs. 
They had an old safe with this splendid logo on. 
On the way back to the car, a seasonally flavoured notice - not sure in quite which fashion the pumpkins compete… 
After that it was back towards Bath for a bit more of a stretch - Su and I cantered along the race course, passing this row of periscope-like barrier supports. 
One deviant at the end of the row… 
This day a year ago, we went to IKEA in Bristol (such Saturday night joy!) before escaping and going for a curry at the wonderful Krishna's Inn on the Triangle.

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