Tucked off Wye Street in England’s lovely Ross-on-Wye is a pretty little commemorative garden, named The Thomas Blake Memorial Garden. I appreciated the garden for its history and tradition of upkeep by volunteers as well as for its attributes as a “full sun” garden in a tough to manage, sloped setting. Ross-on-Wye is a small […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
The Kennedy House Gardens in St. Andrews, Manitoba, maintained within the River Road Provincial Park system, make for a nice stop en route to other visitor attractions in St. Andrews north of Winnipeg. River Road runs along the west side of the Red River towards Lockport, and takes travellers along the old settlement road towards […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
What a pleasure it was to visit gorgeous Bath – UNESCO World Heritage Site. Our visit began with a walk around Bath Abbey, near the River Avon, and on to the Roman Baths Museum and Pump Room. The ancient Baths were built in the time of Roman settlement, constructed around Britain’s only hot spring, and included a […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Travelling along the northern border of the Brecon Beacons towards our destination at Felingwym Uchaf in Wales, we made a worthwhile side trip into the town of Brecon. There, we visited the beautiful Brecon Cathedral and Close. The Cathedral is one of the most significant surviving examples of early British Gothic Architecture. Constructed in the […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
En route to the Brecon Beacons in Wales, approaching from Hay-on-Wye in the borderland Wye River Valley, we stayed over night at the Rhydspence Inn, a drover’s inn dating back to 1380. What a pleasure it was to dine in the cozy restaurant, poke about the old hallways, and relax in our charming room. It […]Continue Reading... No Comments.