So today. Started with a sensational breakfast, (I had smoked salmon and scrambled eggs but left the camera upstairs) then we headed to join a walking tour of York. Our lively guide Ian was in his mid 70s and full of info and a good degree of humour. We went to places we would not have been to and learned things we'd never have known and enjoyed over 2 hours of free entertainment.
This, believe it or not, is a statue of St Peter taken from the top of York Minster and used to illustrate how the stone wears. It took them 25 years to renovate one end of York Minster and now they are working on the other.
Garrie is fascinated by the people sitting out in the sun, by the time we finished the lawns had many more on them and we were the only people sitting in the shade. Mad dogs and Englishmen...
So time to walk and we headed for The Jorvik Centre which is dedicated to telling the story of the Vikings in York. Apparently all the "rape and pillage" information on Vikings is much exaggerated and the Anglo-Saxons were as bad when they raided the Viking villages. You can't take photos inside but it's very interesting and you can find images here.
Probably biting off more than we could chew in a day (but's what's new) we headed to Cliffords Tower which includes a vey sad story of the persecution and deaths of 150 Jews. (Hitler was not original.)
That's it for the daytime activities. Dinner deserves a post of its own!