Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Say "Cheese!"

Our last jaunt with Trish & Leroy was to Cheddar Gorge, where we went via Bath. It is the highest gorge/cliffs in England, and they were well worth the drive, the road winding through the gorge alone was so full of blind corners and twisting turns that it made for an attraction in itself. We did a LOT of walking, and ended the day with a drive to the coast just south of Bristol and then back to Reading.

Part of the creeks in the valley


Seeing as they haven't used the shilling system in years, I would love to know how old this sign is...


Drew pouting and me looking cold


The Fantastic Four


The rock that looks like a lion's profile (kinda)


Cliffs


Looking straight up from the bus... can't capture the sense in a photo


Cheddar cheese, which they STILL make here and age in the caves


Mountain goats!


More cliffs


Amazing views


Look out for rock climbers!


Looking into some of the caverns in the cave


Can you see the stalagmites/stalactites?


This is part of a HUGE cavern (the bottom step of this is easily 7 feet across, if not more), called Cathedral Cavern. Amazing...


Looking up over the 'steps'


Looks like something out of the old Star Trek


Looking into caverns


Another view


Stalagmites/stalactites


Looking straight up, the holes carved by dripping water


England's oldest skeleton... 2,000 years, Cheddar Man!


An old cave drawing found


Weird looking exhibit, showing cannibalism in the area


A bit 'o history


My fave.. fuschias!


Nifty old stonework


Gorgeous fiery colours


Small waterfall in the valley


Ribbons falling.... love time delay shots!


Gorgeous hanging baskets


Drew looking pensive outside one of the cave entrances


Love the reflections!


Alien leftovers? (Looking up)


The manly men in a cavern


More pools


Lerory in a fissure


Which way up?


Another beautiful view!


Cheesy 'haunted cave' walk


Another view of the cliff from the top of a water tower we climbed up to (talk about a hike!)


Neighbouring gunmetal twinkie-mobile


Good pic of the lad


Up close and personal with Leroy


Pucker up, sunshine!


For Dave :P


The butt of our jokes.... mountain sheep :D


Cattle!


Love the sunflowers, signs outside of Cheddar


...and legs....


View from the road of the gorge, etc.


CRAZY tiny roads


Jerk driver that made us BACK up a HILL and kill our clutch.... stupid woman


Beach near Bristol (just south)


Mud worm holes


Feeling shelfish


Textures in the sand


Eerie lighting conditions


Another sexy TVR in the parking lot of the restaurant where we ate... yummy


Peek under the hood


The boys checking out the lady


I sincerely wish this had turned out.... beautiful country scene.... lit up church in a glen


The sea :D

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