A short post to say that we arrived! The flight went well. We spent our first few days in Bath. We seemed to get over the jetlag quickly and had a good couple of days in Bath; we even went to the new Termae Spa and bathed in the natural hot springs.
Friday we picked up the car and drove up to the cottage in Nailsworth. The cottage is lovely and the location is perfect for us. We did our first visit to Waitrose for groceries. On Saturday the jetlag hit and we had a lazy weekend.
I wrenched my back on the travel day (probably the luggage!) so am trying not to sit too much until it is better. I got some great photos in Bath, including many of the famous “Ha Ha” at the Royal Crescent which I have seen several times before but never realized what it was. I also tried out my new Flip video camera in Bath.
The colors of the buildings and streets is very different in the winter. The details jump out more and the trees with no leaves and black trunks and branches are hauntingly beautiful.
The bad news: The Norovirus is sweeping through England, just like it does on a cruise ship (the vomiting illness). 100,000 people a week are getting it! Just reading about it makes me feel queezy.