Getting Wet in Great Britain

We are on a driving tour of Great Britain

 


 

 

Winters Chilling Tales # 108

Getting Wet in Great Britain

Day 210 – 211

We headed West from Southend-on-Sea on Day 210 and hit the British motorways. The old M4 really tested us. Plenty of rain, maniacs that tail gate as no one takes notice of the ‘keep 2 chevrons distance’ signs on the side of the road. They have painted big chevrons (arrows in the direction of traffic) which you are supposed to count to keep your distance from the car in front.

 

 

We stopped into Windsor for lunch with the Queen. No not really but we did walk around a little bit and had lunch by the car before heading off.

One of the exits from Windsor Castle.

One of the exits from Windsor Castle.

 

There were some interesting buildings in Windsor. Want to buy it?

There were some interesting buildings in Windsor. Want to buy it?

After we got back on the M4 we had a nightmare run but we eventually made it to Bridgwater. We stayed in a historical old building and had breakfast included in the room costs, huge bonus for us.

The 14th century house turned into hotel, The Old Vicarage Hotel, Bridgwater.

The 14th century house turned into hotel, The Old Vicarage Hotel, Bridgwater.

We couldn’t afford to stay in Bath so chose this little town to settle into a few days of school work and driving around the English countryside.

We passed many original thatched roof houses in the countryside around Bridgwater.

We passed many original thatched roof houses in the countryside around Bridgwater.

After we check in I always go online and find the top things to do close to our hotel. We got to two of them. The first one we checked out was The Crown Inn in nearby Catcott.

The Crown Inn Catcott.

The Crown Inn Catcott.

 

We ate in this fireplace in The Crown Inn Catcott.

We ate in this fireplace in The Crown Inn Catcott.

The next day we went to the number one tourist attraction called Burrow Mump and luckily the rain stopped and the sky put on a show with streaky clouds shooting above the ruined church on top of the mump/hill.

One of the most deserted landmarks we have been to but stunning all the way and down, Burrow Mump.

One of the most deserted landmarks we have been to but stunning all the way and down, Burrow Mump.

We haven’t been exercising very much with the car and all the food we ate in the previous two weeks and so we are going to try to look for sites that force us to get outside and exercise.

We stayed for two nights and just caught up on the girls school work. We then headed for Liverpool via Bath.

No wonder the park is so green, it rained non-stop while we were in Bath.

No wonder the park is so green, it rained non-stop while we were in Bath.

We stopped off in Bath to see the Roman Baths and other tourist things but it was pouring with rain. So the girls said that we were getting wet in bath but under a shower instead. So true.

We drove past many historical buildings and heaps of tourist attractions, like the Jane Austin Centre below.

Only one of these characters was real out front of the Jane Austin Centre in Bath.

Only one of these characters was real out front of the Jane Austin Centre in Bath.

I managed to park the car and raced around the old town to see a few more sites before we made the decision to dash back to the car and head to Liverpool. We were worried about the roads and we were right, they were a nightmare.

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