Monday, 17 August 2009

Sight seeing in Lancaster

Thursday/Friday 13/14th August
Two days of gentle wandering(more serious sightseeing for Geoff), interspersed with visitors.
Geoff managed the Museum and the Castle. At the castle he took the guided tour and ended up going for a beer with the guide who hailed from Saltash originally.
We had unexpected visitors, John & Colleen Fraser, who were passing close by on the M6 on their way south. They took the slight detour to see us for a cup of coffee. We will have a longer catch up with them when they return north to Scotland on Friday as they plan to stay next Friday night...wherever we happen to be.

Lancaster Castle & Priory to the right

Millennium Bridge with the Folly in Williamson Park just visible
Millennium Bridge over the River Lune

Alms Houses in Lancaster

In the evening we went to a restaurant Geoff had discovered called Mr Jones where for £8.95 you could eat all you wanted. However as we were OAP's (Senior Citizens if I want to be politically correct!) it only cost us £4.50.........the bottle of wine cost more than the two meals together.....
On Friday we had planned visitors, Anne & Keith Hall. The weather was not kind...they took us to Beetham and treated us to a splendid lunch in the Wheatsheaf Pub. This was in lieu of their 40th anniversary bash that we had been unable to attend. The planned explore of this very pretty village was cut short as the rain came as we were dining. They then took us on a tour around taking in Arnside and Silverdale. All would have been lovely if the weather had co-operated......such is life. Nevertheless an excellent day out

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