Up the Brits 14/09/2013

There is nothing quite like a British library. We have had to resort to visiting the library in Ross on Wye to use the internet, as the wifi in our quaint B&B is not working for us. Yesterday it just rained and rained. I'm really looking forward to our canoe adventure down the River Wye tomorrow for 3 days, as it is forecast rain and storms.
We enjoyed our too brief visit to the lakes district at Keswick, managing a two hour walk around Derwent Waters, before heading off down the M6. We got off the M6 to avoid delays at one point only to get onto a road that kept saying it was the most dangerous road in Briatain, and there was one 'casualty' every three days. Apparently, it wasn't the day, and after 30 mins we got back onto the motorway, where there wasn't any congestion. Made it to Worcester at 7pm.
Had Thai in a tudor house, walked over to the Hive (the library I had arranged to visit - it is massive) just to see how long it would take, and walked back in the rain. There are plenty of tudor buildings in Worcester, not to mention the Cathedral, where King John 1 is enshrined. It was worth a visit. We also managed a two hour walk along the river and discovered that there are more restaurants than people. Finally, we bought some dark chocolate in Marks and Spencer, and then found all the chocolate shops that we had been missing.
Roger gave me a tour of the Hive for 90 mins, and we still didn't see every floor. I had to cut it short, as I was being bored to death. But wow! What space.
Today we have been wandering around the village, buying fresh bread from the markets and screwdrivers, as you do. Must go have a coffee and then head off to Wales for something to do. I have some photos ready to send, but didn't expect to be using this connection, so you can't see them now.
Must go

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