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Friday, 5 March 2010

Lovely Day for a Walk

We went to Addisons to drop off some stuff to go into their general auction next month. They were getting ready for the special Spring Auction.
It looks good but our bits will wait for the April auction.
We then went on to the Bowes Museum in Barnard Castle where we parked and set off for a walk to Egglestone Abbey along the River Tees. The Tees breaks through a limestone pavement and the abbey ruins can be seen in the distance.
The Abbey ruins date from 1165.

The church and tomb are later than the vaulted hall below.

We walked back along the bank on the other side. It was a gorgeous day and we were alone for most of the way.

We shall return here for a proper picnic when the weather gets warmer. Why don't you join us?There is a bench beside the river on a sun-drenched grassy bank looking over this rocky beach and the Abbey beyond.
Cheers Gillian


chillsider said...

Those vault arches are wondrous, I am a bit claustrophobic so the weight and beauty of them really gets to me

Heide said...

What amazing and beautiful history you're surrounded by. Here in the U.S. we don't have the antiquities to root us down. I think this is why people here often talk about where their ancestors haled from when describing who they are.