Wednesday, 26 August 2009

A boat trip on Thursday

On Thursday we had arranged to meet up with Frank (Jon's step Dad), Terri and Joel (Terri's grandson). It was Frank's birthday and we thought we'd go for a boat trip on the River Ouze and then on for lunch. We had a little while to wait before the boat was due to set off so had drinks on board.
Robbie, Joel, Frank and Alison Emily and Terri
Once the cruise was underway, we decided we would get a better view if we went upstairs. We had only been up for a short while when it started to rain but, fortunately, they provided umbrellas.
Joel, Robbie and Ali
Emily and me
Unfortunately the rain was soon too heavy to stay upstairs and we ended up inside for the rest of the journey
The rain stopped again as the cruise finished (typical!) and we walked into town to have lunch at Pizza Hut. It was lovely to get to see Frank on his birthday and hopefully, he enjoyed the day out as much as we did.

York on Wednesday

On the Wednesday, Emily and I set out to do some sightseeing in York. Alison had brought us into town but then had shopping to do while we continued with the tourist bit!
We chose to do a York Sightseeing trip on the open top bus. We sat upstairs near the back hoping to get a decent view as we went round.
York Minster The roof tops from the top of the bus
There is a wall that can be seen around the city of York dating way back.
The Golden Fleece pub and looking down one of the main streets
There is also a river around the city. This is one of the bridges that crosses it.
(click on the link to read a bit of history)
An old water mill
Part of the wall. I love the York stone that was used.
Emily on the bus
The top of one of the towers
The station clock
Boats on the River Ouze
(The red and white one is like the one we went on on Thursday)
We think this was one of the ghost tour groups with the guide (in black) at the front.
York Minster
After our sightseeing, we met up with Ali again and headed home. We enjoyed a quiet evening at the house and Rob decided a braai was preferable to the omlettes we had been going to have ;o)
Thanks Rob, it was delicious!