Monday, August 02, 2004

The cows aren't very small - they are just far away.

Beeston Castle is only about 30 mins. drive away and one of our favourite spots for a picnic. Amazing views of the Cheshire plain all around as the castle is 500 feet high on a rocky outcrop. In the distance you can see the weather coming from the welsh hills. The cows in the fields below look like ants and the ants look like tiny cows. The Olympic maize maze in the distance looks nothing like the five interlocking rings - maybe it's based on the acropolis?
Later, after our picnic we visited the Shire Horse Stud and nature trail nearby and saw lots of chickens, ducks, turkeys, pigs, goats, swans, invisible red squirrels, cows, sheep and deer. The bumpy ride on the tractor and cart was an experiance my bottom will never forget! School holidays - don't you just love 'em!

Beeston castle
Originally uploaded by wastedpapiers.


Roger Stevens said...

School holidays. Yes, I just love 'em. We went for a brisk twenty-minute walk along the esplanade at Camber this afternoon. And stopped to admire Jury's Gut - where a river flows into the sea. Not sure which river. Must look it up.

michael said...

I think you'll find it's the Zambeezi. Sounds very nice but did you see any invisible squirrels?

Jonathan said...

Hey... I've been there !!!
(You took us of course)... the well... that was my favorite bit of it.

michael said...

Yes, the well! It's still there and even deeper than before. A party of toddlers from a playgroup were having fun throwing pebbles and rocks down it and waiting for the splash but they were making so much noise it was impossible to hear the outcome of their actions. Archie dropped some coins in and made a wish.