Shearwin's in Europe 2015 travel blog


We were all awake by 0630hrs having slept well. Breakfast at our B&B at 0800 hrs introduced us to the traditional Yorkeshire Breakfast - enjoyable as was the rest of the breakfast serving.

At 0900hrs we departed for the York Minster with an intermediate objective of walking the western city walls. The day was cool but comfortable and we proceeded to the Michelgate Bar to mount the wall.

The memorable highlights for the day included:

The wall walk to the Lendal bridge over the Ouze River and the reading of the information plates explaining the historical significance of the structures.

The tour of the Museum Gardens, viewing such historic buildings as the ruins of St Mary's Abbey, St Olaves Church, the Hospitium and the Multangular Tower.

Observing a window cleaner using a 100 foot extension pole to clean third story windows,

The one hour "Hop on Hop off" city tour which was informative and entertaining. Sharon the tour guide was very impressive with her presentation.

The tour of York Minster Cathedral, "The Minster", by an elderly, passionate, volunteer guide. Her tour was planned for an hour but lasted for over an hour and half.

Wandering to view King's Manor, the Dean's Garden, Treasurer's House Gardens and the surrounds of the Minster and Bootham Bar,

A coffee and cake break at the " Brew & Brownee" and a drinks break at the "Slug and Lettuce".

A very ordinary dining experience at a Thai restaurant in Micklegate Road.

In bed by 2100hrs again

The weather was cool in the morning with light rain in the mid afternoon - a $2 umbrella was purchased from Poundland (nothing greater than)

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