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A Pond in the Spring

A Pond in the Spring by R. Hay

A pond in the Spring is a mighty fine place,
As Nature gets moving at her frenzied pace.

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European Inspiration – Tower of London

Tower of London

The stuff of english stories of claims to power in the English Royalty, the tower of london and the unforgettable white tower (shown above). I couldn’t pass this hot ticket item up while in town – in fact I would say that this attraction represented by far the best dollar for value in the city. After the outer gate we are met by a Beefeater for the free Yeoman’s tour.

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Offa’s Dyke Path – Day 2

Day 2 – Redbrook to White Castle

Our B&B accommodation at the end of Day 1 was a former country inn now operated as a B&B called The Florence in the Lower Wye Valley. Our hosts had driven into Redbrook to meet us in a parking lot near the iron railway bridge when we crossed back over the river following a short visit at the Boat Inn in Penallt, Wales. Rooms at The Florence were well appointed, meals were very nice and the owners, Kathy and Dennis Redwood, were friendly and accommodating.

The Florence - Lower Wye Valley