Wales and Cornwall – Day 2

Location Arrived Duration Departed
Rickmansworth     09:31
Chalfont St Giles 10:32 59m 11:31
Bekonscot Model Village 11:45 1h 57m 13:42
William Penns House 14:04 8m 14:12
High Wycombe 14:25 44m 15:09
Burford LC 16:00 1h 3m 17:03
Upper Lydbrook 18:16    

Breakfast this morning with a Canadian and a New Zealand couple.

First destination this morning was Harrocks Wood, a Woodland Trust Wood. The reason for my visit was that I am trying to become a volunteer photographer for the Woodland Trust. Although I found the wood, I could not find the Car Park.

Next on the Agenda was Miltons Cottage, Chalfont St Giles. It did not appear to be open when I arrived, so I just took some pictures of the village instead.

My next attempt at being a tourist was to visit Bekonscot Model Village, the oldest model village in the world apparently. Unfortunately I ended up in Safeways Car Park. After another circuit of Beaconsfield, I found another Car Park, although not the one for the village, it was close enough, and free on Sundays.

After the model village, I visited Penn, home of William Penn, the Quaker. My landlady had mentioned it this morning. His home is not open to the public, but you can walk by it, but only if you know where it is!

I stopped for a while in High Wycombe, as it was on the way, but nothing exciting happened.

Then onwards to Gloucestershire, stopping at a Little Chef on the way. It was an unusual Little Chef, it appeared to be based in an old Cotswold Stone Barn.

B&B – At least I have a telly, awful picture though. They were advertising that they have Sky, but I only get 1 channel in my room, and that depends on what the owners are watching. Tonight they are watching The Brief with Alan Davies, ie ITV 1 -t least its a good picture.

The bathroom window opens out onto a brook, complete with Grey Wagtails. I managed to get some good shots.

I had a shower, then found that there were no towels. Fortunately, I come prepared, due to previous experience at a B&B near Hadrians Wall. Final disaster for the day, as I boiled the Swan Filter Type A2Z, Model A15 20D 021, I realised there was no coffee/tea/cups etc.

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