York to London
(3.6) (157 Votes)
Oct 05, 2002
Stunning flowers even in October
Yesterday I left York which has a center of medieval streets which
would be hard to get lost in. There is a huge cathedral called Minster
which is the largest in England. We stopped off in Sherwood Forest
where we saw Major Oak Tree which is held up with poles of sorts.
I have now witnessed a tree on life support. The forest was really
magical and peaceful at the same time.
Next we stopped in Stratford Upon Avon where Shakespeare was born.
If a town could be constructed purely for the tourists enjoyment,
this would be what it looked like. It was a hot sunny day which
made feeding the ducks and geese in the park among the plethora
of monuments an enjoyable task. The flowers were so vibrant and
stunning that I had to keep reminding myself that yes, it is October.
Walked by Shakespeares house and purused the gift shop which contains
anything relating even remotely to the man. I had to have a 39p
cone from McDonalds. Next we stopped at Oxford where there were
what seemed like a million students milling around buying supplies
and calming down concerned parents. It is the weekend before classes
start so there is a feeling of anxious excitement. I felt more intelligent
just walking around this town as Oxford boasts the oldest university
in Britain. From Oxford it was straight on back to London. Amy,
Mark and Sarah kept me company today making me laugh on more than
one occasion. So I arrived back in London and immediately remembered
how lovely it smells here. I found my way back on the tube and am
now settled back into familiar territory. I am looking forward to
meeting up with some old friends before its time to continue on
to France. As we speak its a sunny Saturday in London so that means
its time to venture out with my tourist hat on.