Monday, April 14, 2008

A leisure journey

Sunday afternoon we set off for home and stayed overnight in the Royal Hotel at Ross on Wye, beautifully located adjacent to the Parish Church on the escarpment overlooking the river. It was good to have the extra day off, and not have to rush all the way back to South Wales, and work. After breakfast, we wandered around the town, looked at the town museum, located in the room above the ancient market building. We then went to Symonds Yat for a walk followed by lunch lunch al fresco in the nature reserve up on the promontory. There's a pair of peregrine falcons nesting in the cliffs overlooking the Wye, attracting a stream of bird watching enthusiasts, and the set up of an ad hoc RSPB interpretation centre at the observation point. It's a spectacularly beautiful place to visit at any time of year.

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