England Trip
Day 12 June 29, 2002
By Dan, Mary Jane and Scotty Hyde

Saturday June 29 - Cheddar, Priddy,

We have a delicious breakfast at the Bay Rose House. The menu: homemade muffins; fresh (and sweet and delicious!) cheddar strawberries; homemade bread; eggs (I request, and get, scrambled eggs for Scotty); tomatoes; bacon; mushrooms; delicious jam; orange juice, coffee and tea.

Andrea Kay, our hostess, is a proponent of natural foods and good cooking. She has what is called a Rayburn cooker, apparently a slow-cooker. (Andrea gets up at 6 a.m. to begin making breakfast to serve to us at 8 a.m.) She buys local, and thus fresher, produce for her meals. She believes a meal should be a leisurely event, not just a quick bite.

After breakfast, we pack up and leave the Bay Rose House. We stop in "downtown" Cheddar so I can mail my postcards to the USA.

The village of Cheddar has been famous for Cheddar Cheese for over a thousand years. We had some real Cheddar Cheese on last night's Lasagna and it was great!

We stop to take photos of Cheddar Gorge. Scotty obligingly climbs up the hillside so we can photograph him pretending to be a mountain goat.

Priddy is the next stop. We remember the "New Inn" (dated about 1300 A.D.) there. When we reach Priddy, it's obvious that the inn has been replaced. Things change. Maybe the New Inn burned.

We look at some "barrows" (ancient burial mounds) on the way to Priddy.

Image of Cheddar Gorge

Cheddar Gorge
The road traverses right up the Gorge.

Image of Cheddar Gorge

Cheddar Gorge

Image of Cheddar Gorge

Scott hikes up a bit in Cheddar Gorge

Image of Priddy

Priddy Green in the tiny village of Priddy in Mendip Hills

Image of Nine Barrows

THE Nine Barrows Near Priddy

Image of Scott 
touching Nettles

Scott pretends to touch Nettles.
(A re-enactment of what happened at Old Sarum)

Image of Nine 
 Barrow Road

Our Skoda on Nine Barrow Road.
This road handles two way traffic. Luckily we only met a horse.

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