This is the first place where we had a traditional English breakfast in the morning. (Breakfast at Ealing Guest House was continental style - coffee, tea, bread and cheese, milk, cold cereals.) Our menu: bacon (more like ham), eggs, grilled tomato, mushrooms, sausages, potatoes, orange juice, coffee. We could have also helped ourselves to cold cereal, but we choose only to have the English breakfast.
In the morning, we drive to Cabot Tower. The view of Bristol from the Tower is worth several photographs. From the Tower we walk to the Almshouses, the Christmas Steps, the "Shambles." We see overhead the famed Bristol Suspension Bridge. We drive over to the home of Brian and Eileen Stonebridge for 11 a.m. Tea. Jan and I have coffee while Dan has tea and Scotty juice, with cookies for all. We all eat lunch at Riverside Station, a lovely restaurant down at the docks.
After lunch, we say good-bye to Brian and Eileen, then walk to St. John's Gate, a medieval gate still standing. On the sides of the gate are the figures of "Brennus" and "Belinus," the legendary founders of Bristol. At the Corn Exchange we see "the nails," which gave rise to the expression, "Pay on the nail." We photograph the figures striking the clock on Christ Church with St. Ewen and St. George, a church near St. John's Gate.
Supper - pizza at Sea Mills, a little town not far from Shirehampton. Sea Mills is the site of the ancient Roman harbor.