Day 12 June 29, 2002
By Dan, Mary Jane and Scotty Hyde
Saturday June 29 - Glastonbury Abbey
From Wells with its magnificent Cathedral, we drive to Glastonbury and hike up
the famous Glastonbury Tor and visit Glastonbury Abbey. In the Middle
Ages, Glastonbury Abbey was one of the largest and richest abbeys in
England. In 1539 with King Henry VIII's Dissolution of the
Monasteries, the Abbey's stone was sold and the rest left to fall to ruin.
Norman-style doorway on The Lady Chapel (1180) at Glastonbury Abbey
The Lady Chapel
Jan, MJ and Dan walk among the ruins of the main part of Abbey.
A wall of the Nave of the Abbey
Scott stands near one of the four columns in the main crossing.
Site of King Arthur's Tomb
Sign at Site of King Arthur's Tomb
Supper is at the ``Road Chef'' restaurant at the ``Services'' on the M5. Jan
and I split a ``Cottage Pie'' meal (lamb) and a pot of coffee,
all for six pounds seventy-five! Dan and Scotty have Shepherd's Pie.
We drive to our B & B for June 29 and 30, ``The Manor Farm,'' at
Holcombe, Dawlish, Devonshire. This is a real working farm, with
chickens, ducks, cows, and some horses that are being boarded for
their owners. Curiously, there are no locks on the guest room doors.
Our hostess tells us she informs all the guests they are on the
``honor'' system. It seems to work here.
We call Chris and Reg Bodenham, our friends from Shirehampton, who
have retired to Holcombe. We make plans to drive to their house (not
far from our B & B) tomorrow at 11 a.m., then have Sunday lunch at
``The Smuggler's Inn.''
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