Bobby’s Helmet

The bobby's helmet rested on the corner post of a lonely bench in back of Beatrix Potter's home in England's Lake District.  The bobby (slang for English police officer) was no where to be found. The rainy day did nothing to discourage visitors to the site; there was a steady stream of hardy souls wandering … Continue reading Bobby’s Helmet

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Taxi?

Taxi? ... Bus? ... Car? ... Rik Shaw? ... Anyone?  There won't be anything by here for quite a while.  This is Beatrix Potter's house outside the very tiny village of Near Sawrey in England's Lake District.  Its sister city, Far Sawrey, is even smaller.  Not much in the way of public transportation up here. … Continue reading Taxi?

Hawking

Meet Tweed, a Harris Hawk trained to hunt.  I met this magnificent creature in Overton, England.  Tweed is owned by John, pictured below, who owns the Mallards B&B where we stayed for four nights.  (BTW, Mallards B&B was the best B&B out of the six we stayed during our two weeks in the UK.) I … Continue reading Hawking