Friday, August 29, 2008

29th August 2008: homeward bound via Bourton on the water

We woke to the by now usual fine rain and coastal fog, and were on the road just before 8:00 AM.
Progress was good until junction 23 on the M5, where an accident reduced the traffic to a stop start situation. We left the motorway and diverted onto the north bound A38 and rejoined it two junctions further to th north, and managed to get back on at just before the accient site, which by then had cleared so we were able to continue at a normal speed.
We reached Bourton on the water for just after two pm, and were surprised at how much better the weather was, the whole distance through Cornwall we had been in fog and rain and it had cleared as we entered Devon, but here at bourton it was actually 23C and Sunny!
This was the warmest temperature we had experienced during the last two weeks, so we decided there and then that we would leave going home till Sunday and enjoy a day in the area.
After an hour or so's rest we set of for a run round and bought fish and chips for tea at Stow on the Wold, sitting on a bench outside the shop, sweltering in the sunshine!
We stopped off in bourton and had a walk along the river, which was busy with visitors, I took several pictueres, first of the memorial cross

Then others as we walked along the river

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