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  • Day2

    Erste Etappe

    July 9, 2017 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☀️ 24 °C

    Nachdem wir gestern durch 5 Länder gefahren sind und über 16 Stunden unterwegs waren, sind wir abends bei meinem Onkel gelandet.
    Kühles Bier, Cider und ein herzlicher Empfang haben die Strapazen schnell vergessen lassen.
    Die Gegend ist jetzt schon traumhaft schön. Erste Schafe haben wir auch schon gesichtet 🐏
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    Edwin Demmerling

    Wir freuen uns, dass ihr gut angekommen seid. 16 Std. ist schon eine lange Zeit. Schöne Gegend. Was für Rinder (friedliche) sind das auf der Wiese? LG Anne und Edwin


    ...da freut sich das Oberschaf 😄

  • Day66

    Shropshires Hills

    July 30, 2016 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    Ich nahm den Zug von Manchester und fuhr nach Birmingham, um mein Fahrrad abzuholen und weiter zuradeln. Wo sollte es nur hingehen? Der "Plan" sah vor, ach ich fahr Mal durch den "Shropshires Hills" und nehm dann noch den Nationalpark "Snowdonia" mit, auf dem nach Holyhead. Von Holyhead geht die Fähre nach Dublin, deshalb die 350 km lange Anfahrt dort hin.

    Ich fuhr voll motiviert los, doch die Shropshire Hills, sollten nicht umsonst Hills heißen. Mir ging nach 70 km in Ludlow die Puste aus. Die Bilder 2 und 3 zeigen Ludlow. Die letzten 3 Bilder zeigen nicht Mal ansatzweise den langen Anstieg. Ich habe wirklich die letzten 2 km nur noch geschoben. Wie auch immer. In Ludlow ging die Überlegung wieder los, wo schlafe ich denn heute nun. Hatte mir fest vorgenommen endlich Mal wild zu campen. Ich fuhr aus Ludlow raus in Richtung Craven Arms (Bild 1). Dort sah ich ein Ehepaar im Garten sitzen, die mich an guckten, wie Harry Potters Eltern, wenn Harry wieder einmal Mist gebaut hatte. Für eine tausendstel Sekunde überlegte ich, ob ich sie fragen sollte, ob ich mein Zelt in ihren Garten aufschlagen könnte. Da die beiden jedoch Meister der Mimik und Gestik waren, radelte ich also weiter.

    Ich entdeckte im Nirdendwo erneut ein Ehepaar, wobei der Mann eine Schubkarre des Weges entlang schob. Ich fragte, ob ich mein Zelt hier in der Nähe aufschlagen könnte oder sie sonst eine andere Möglichkeit zum Übernachten wüssten. Mit ihrem herzlichsten "No, use a campingsite", was sie drauf hatten, gaben sie mir zu verstehen, auch hier kein Glück zu haben. Dabei fragte ich extra nicht direkt ob ich auf ihrem Grundstück übernachten könne, damit es nicht all zu unhöflich rüberkommt. Wie dem auch sei, fuhr also zu einem Campingplatz und nächtigte dort.
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    Julien Busch

    Mutig weiterradeln du unser tapferer Potter ;) Lass dir die Laune nicht von so komischen Muggls verderben

    Stephan Höhne

    Haha. Jawohl Professor Dumbledor ;-)

  • Day86

    Housesitting in Leighton, Shropshire

    July 26, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 29 °C

    This evening we met the couple we will be house sitting for over the next two weeks. Their little dog's name is Patrick, and he is really funny--he barks at the birds in the trees, and tries to catch flies! We had a nice getting-acquainted visit over dinner, and spent the night. Here is a picture of the River Severn near their town, and some of the narrow roads, taken through the windshield.Read more

    Bruce Erichsen



    Linda, I think you should be prepared to share some of your wonderful pictures and experiences at a Ladies’ Luncheon some of these times! Sherri 👍

  • Day86

    Attingham Park Becomes a College

    July 26, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 28 °C

    From 1948-1976, Teresa lived on one side of the manor, and Shropshire Adult Education College used the other half for residential education courses. Since 1952, the Attingham Trust has operated courses for the study of historic houses and collections.Read more

    Donna Vig

    You captured a beautiful angle of the railing


    Thanks, Donna!

  • Day86

    Attingham Servants' Quarters

    July 26, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    Here are the servants' quarters: dining area, kitchen, pastry kitchen, housekeeper's quarters, and part of the huge silver set.

    Note: Each servant was provided an ale allowance, 1 pint for men, 1/2 pint for women. If they did not want ale, they could have tea, and their cup was put on the small wagon on the table. They were "on the wagon".Read more

  • Day22

    Up and Down the Monty!

    September 7, 2017 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    So today the plan is to go down the Montgomery Canal. Bit more involved, 8 locks and 4 of them are in a staircase, so you have to book in and be there at a certain time.

    We got ourselves booked and arrived in plenty of time. The lock keeper even opened the gates a little early for us. It was interesting getting through the staircase. We were the first ones down and swapped over in the middle with the first one up.

    Another lonely little lock by itself, which was only shallow but took forever to empty. Then three more and of course all the usual skinny bridges. If anything these ones seemed even skinner. Took about 2 and a half hours to get down to Maesbury, where the canal ends. This canal had just been restored in recent years and Maesbury is as far as they got!

    It's very quite down here with hardly any traffic, which is just as well, the canal is pretty narrow in a lot of places. They keep telling us the canal is 4 boats wide, I wouldn't like to test it in a lot of places. Restoration is underway on the reminder of the canal and we took a walk to have a look at it in the afternoon.

    It's a bit of a nature reserve down here, but a bit disappointing for us. It's not nearly as pretty as the rest of the canal. Lots of hikers and bird watchers though so must be something in it. What it does have is a fantastic pub, where we had a great meal. Graham had duck, best he's ever had which is saying something and I had Faggot. Had to have it just for the name. It's a bit like a pork rissoles with liver and heart so pretty meaty but very tasty.

    Back up the canal again the next day, through all the diy locks and oh no we weren't first in the queue. Turns out that's a bit of a problem, the water in the middle has to be balanced out between the top and bottom locks or the boats start running aground. There was a lot of "Oh Dears" from the lock keeper when we were in there and we had to wait for a while till they put some more water through. Eventually we got through and then motored up to Ellesmere for the afternoon.

    Goodness Ellesmere gets some canal traffic, we cruised all the way in and couldn't find anywhere to park until right in town where someone said they were leaving in an half an hour or so. The canal arm ends in sort of a triangle so we pulled over to the off side to wait till our space was ready, in the meantime this huge Narrowboat came down the arm way too fast, I thought it was going to plow straight through the boat at the end. It did give it a bit of a bang but managed to pull up in time. Needed the help of several people on the wharf to turn it around though.

    Old mate left and we pulled into his space, locked up and took a walk around town. Only saw Tesco last time we were here so it was nice to see a bit more. I had a lovely time looking in the charity shops, only wish I could take some of the stuff in there home. The China is amazing!

    Guess what off to the pub again for dinner!
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    Leanne Roles

    The canal scenery is lovely.

  • Day67


    July 31, 2016 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    Nur ging es also ab nach Wales. Das Schild, dass ich nun in Wales war, war total zugewachsen und den Schriftzug "Welcome in Wales" konnte ich auch gerade so erahnen. Laut meiner App Navigationsapp war ich auf dem Bild 1 direkt auf der Grenze. Die Bilder 4 und 5 zeigen noch die Shropshire Hills aufseiten Englands.

    Die Bilder 2 und 3 zeigen den Blick von Montgomery (Wales) auf die Shropshire Hills.
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  • Day99

    Much Wenlock, Historic Market Town

    August 8, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    Not far from where we are house-and-dog-sitting, is a market town by the curious name of Much Wenlock. It was fun to see, and we were surprised to find out that Dr. William Penny Brooks started the Much Wenlock Olympics back in the 1800s as an effort to improve physical fitness. He worked to include physical education in the schools. And the founder of the International Olympic Games patterned them after this town's local activities.

    The town is full of charming buildings. In this first one, the half-timbered building is the Guildhall (like a city hall) and had a butter market on the ground floor.

    The last picture is of a farm in the town, which has been converted into condos. The farmers lived in town and worked their fields that were scattered outside of the village.
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  • Day23

    Lovely Ludlow and Castle Ruins

    September 26, 2017 in the United Kingdom ⋅ 🌫 14 °C

    After a nice breakfast, our gracious hosts showed us the town of Ludlow and its castle. A lovely little town (almost on the border with Wales) with picturesque streets and cute wee shops. A lot of history there.

    We saw the magnificent parish church of St Laurence. Absolutely beautiful building and a delight to wander through. Amazing stained glass windows - more recent than the full, old history but they were stunning.

    Alma ascended the numerous steps to the top with us - quite a height and a quite narrow staircase! A glimpse at the bells inside and then 360° views of the town and countryside. Fantastic time.

    Then it was off to morning tea at the Ludlow Castle tearooms. Radi had delicious coffee while Wade tried the dandelion and burdock juice (kind of like cola but more aniseed-ey). Not bad.

    Refreshed and vitalised, we marched on to Ludlow Castle. Wow. Just wow.

    Imagine an old, semi-ruined ("they should have the roof mended") castle, nestled in the rolling hills, the horizon shrouded in mist. Or just look at a photo below. Anyway, really great to wander through in the steps of so many people who would have been there centuries ago.

    Apparently they used to do outdoor Shakespeare plays in the castle. Would have been an amazing backdrop and setting! Oh and they still do have jousting tournaments and battle renenactments! (Not when we were there sadly).

    The castle has a lot of history. King Arthur (the king before his younger brother Henry VIII) spent time there and also subsequently died there, and it was also where those two princes were taken from to The Tower of London. Chris and Alma were of course fantastic guides and explained so much more (including pointing out the where guns were arrayed during a siege).

    Loved the castle and would highly recommend. Next stop, Crofts Castle (a different type of castle).
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  • Day1

    Heading up to Wales via Shrewsbury

    August 30 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    To break up the 4.5 hour journey we made use of our national trust membership and stopped off at Attingham Park for a walk. Madeleine followed a 'sounds of nature' trail, playing a glockenspiel, drum carved from a tree log etc.Read more

    Madeleine still the cutest! Some corker photos here [Glenys]


You might also know this place by the following names:

Shropshire, SHR, OSP