Gardening leave day 6

I was surprised this morning with a pre-breakfast appetiser of a scrambled egg tartlet, who wouldn’t be surprised with an egg tartlet?

My plan today was to stop at the Holnicote National Trust places near Minehead.  Problem was I had nothing programmed into the SatNav, and I hoped to see a sign. Reader, I did not see a sign, but I seemed to have picked up Charlotte Brontes writing style.


BarnstapleLeft 10:03


SelworthyArrived 11:13

Selworthy (1h 6m)

I ended up in Selworthy village, location of the estate office and the postcode I had. Unfortunately, I did not know what I was supposed to be looking at.  Anyway, I went for a brief walk through the woods, took a few photos and cleaned the bird droppings from my windscreen. After I left, Kerry wanted me to go down a road marked “Unsuitable for vehicles”, so I disobeyed her.



SelworthyLeft 12:19


Dunster CastleArrived 12:37

Dunster Castle (2h 16m)

Next stop was Dunster castle. I was a bit confused at first as I couldn’t place its time period, later finding it was mainly a Victorian rebuild.  I commented to the NT room staff that the billiard room was actually set up for a game of snooker, and how much I enjoyed their collection of stuffed endangered species.



Dunster CastleLeft 14:53


TauntonArrived 15:38

Taunton

Arrived at my B&B in Taunton in the early evening. I was led to my room, which was reached via a door under the stairs, and down a flight of stairs into the basement. “Ah, into the oubliette” I said. That great joke was met with silence!

Dinner at the KFC in Taunton, followed by a trip to the theatre to see Voulez Vous.






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