Sushu's Travel Journal

December 22, 2004

2004 Britain

Filed under: Europe — Tags: — admin @ 9:27 pm

Had fun at York. Then watched movie. I love this country, how you can walk around and bump into gothic churches by accident. I thought very peasantish thoughts during evensong at York Minster, and then thought about Will from Dark is Rising as the cute little choirboy.

Salisbury is a kinda has-been town, but the Cathedral’s nice, the Magna Carta’s nice, and seeing Stonehenge with a winter solstice sunset was also nice. A drunk lady hijacked the Trivial pursuit game and created an arbitrary system of passes and forfeits and dares. The game’s the British version, from about 1992 or thereabouts.

Dover is a cute seaside town. Misadventures with hostel-finding landed us in a hostel-priced B&B with a cute British couple and Zach the dog. A full English breakfast is impressive! Still not much appreciation for sausages. Dover Castle is gigantic, and has everything from 1142 gates, Thomas Beckett chapel, rooms kept from when Henry VIII hung around, and underground rooms from WWII– where the Dunkirk evacuation was planned, in fact. Joanne grew uncharacteristically bubbly around canons. But then again, she does have a thing for them.

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