Our 3rd sunny day in a row!!!!! We crossed the Severn Bridge and headed into England again. Goodbye lovely Wales with your lovely people. Last nights show was a Welsh Evening of dining and singing. Again, squashed into a venue (The Millenium centre) on the Cardiff Bay, with 4 other tour groups. Food was great but some of us were not so impressed with the Show this time having been spoilt in Ireland by such an amazing show. The compare did get Des and 4 others up to accompany the singers in a Welsh song that none of us understood. Des thought he would be singing but each of the 5 had to make a noise, Des was the sheep noise. It was quite funny but none of us knew what it was about. One of the female welsh singers sang "Big Spender" but so poorly, we couldn't believe a welsh person could even sing like that. Where we're Fleur and Lisa when they were needed to show her how it should be done.
All 37 of us are tired now. It's Friday and we finish on Tuesday. We have alL got to know each other well and have become a happy family but all good things come to an end and it will have been 24 days when we say Goodbye. Anyway, there's still more..... Next thing we were in Bath in England. Des and I were there exactly 3 years ago, to the day, so FB reminded me this morning before we set off. How was that for a coincidence?
As we had visited the Roman Baths then we used our time to look around the rest of the town, beginning with morning tea in Sally Lunns tea shop which has been in existence since the 1600s. It is such a pretty town and we were reminded last time, was also a beautiful,sunny day.
Off to Glastonbury for only a short stop which we were sad about as last time, we had gone to the Glastonbury Abbey which King Henry the VIII had burnt down and murdered the Monks. It was a very memorable experience for us 3 years ago, but sadly, there was not enough time to go through it for the rest of the tour group as we were heading to Widecombe on the Moor before finally arriving in Plyomouth for our 2 night stay.
Widecombe was amazing. We drove through the Dartmoor National Park seeing wild Dartmoor ponies in the wide open, rocky terrain before arriving at a little stone village where the shops and church date back to the 14th century. Wow it was completely like stepping back in time. So picturesque and definitely worth missing Glastonbury Abbey for (for us anyway as we had see the abbey), One Lady on our tour is a real grump. she flatly refused to get out of the bus apparently as she said it looked boring and should have had more time in Glastonbury. I think that town would have really suited her Character actually.
Another hour and we arrived at Jury's Inn in the heart of Plymouth. Another beautiful room although there is a lot of traffic noise for the first time. Another wonderful meal in the hotel and a walk for Des and I to explore part of the town after dinner.