On Wed, 7 Feb 1996, drew deegan <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>Re: your favorite part of England, mine is Cornwall, with Cumbria pulling a
>close second. Where in Canada are you from?
Well, if this doesn't look like a thread waiting to happen I don't know what
does! My favorite part of Englan ... er ... that island is without a doubt the
Isle of Anglesea (okay, get me on spelling!) -- We landed there coming over
ferry from Ireland and spent some time at a glorious B&B. The pubs were the
best of our whole trip. Then, just before coming over onto the main Island we
saw Beaumarris (spelling again?) Castle, an emminently climable and walkable
ruin with only the slightest flurry of tourist activity. I swear, looking over
the bay you could see the wooden ships ... after that it was Snowden
(brilliant!) and then, sigh, back to toruist land with Chester, Bath, Oxford and
then, London. Our experience in London, by the way, was pretty good -- though
we never left the central area. We had a hotel on an alleyway right between
Trafalgar and Leicester Square. We were on the top floor and one night I woke
up to here Bolero coming through the windows (it was a beautiful June -- 13 days
straight of sunshine!). I got dressed and went out at about 1 AM and found the
quartet of saxphonists on the square ... it was wonderful. I love street
musicians. Truth be told, though, we spent most of our time in London at St.
James Park feeding the geese. We did see the Tower et al. But that park was
something (no, I'm not kidding).
Gary Parker Chapin, whistler
Banish Misfortune (or at least work it to your best advantage)