July 19 – I’m really not making up the names of these places. Walked out of Wotton (pronounced Wooton) this morning without ever learning what it was under the edge of! 13 miles planned for today.
At breakfast this morning, we overheard two ladies discussing their walk, complaining that the architecture here just wasn’t as quaint as they expected. We agree. The cool houses were back in Chipping Campden, but the flowers here are still are very nice.
Every town should have a Pansy Appreciation Club, don’t you think?
Here’s a company that’s adapted to local tastes:
What kind of a headstone is that?
A sign we haven’t seen before:
Oh, that explains it!
Into the woods again. A little waterfall.
A tree with a French braid.
Passing through a little town with ducks and geese.
Who wants to guess what this is? A shaggy dog? A bear?
Nope, guess it’s some kind of bovine.
Another monument – didn’t we climb that yesterday?
This one was for General Lord Somerset for whatever he did at the Battle of Waterloo. And no, we didn’t climb this one.
A little folly, built to encourage endangered birds to nest in safety:
And now we are in Chipping Sodbury, in a room over a really nice gastro-pub with gourmet food. Looking forward to a relaxing evening. No crises today!