Curious Donkeys

It was a glorious bank holiday weekend and John and I took full advantage. On our way South to visit Winchester Cathedral we stopped at a little National Trust called West Green House Garden. You couldn’t go in the house but the gardens were beautiful. We had tea and then wandered the grounds…

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The town of Winchester was very quaint…

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The cathedral was also beautiful, boasting the longest nave in Europe, I believe…

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It was interesting to see some of the Roman architecture still visible too…

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The most interesting part of the cathedral for me was seeing the spot where Jane Austen was laid to rest. She came to Winchester when her health had failed and died in a house near the cathedral when she was 41. Unfortunately, they are doing work on that house so the picture isn’t great…

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After the cathedral we had time to explore more of this beautiful town…

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After Winchester we drove towards Salisbury, another cathedral town, and stayed at a lovely farm stay B&B on the edge of the New Forest National Park. We were recommended to go for dinner at a nice pub in the park called the Green Dragon…

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It was a very surprising drive that night because I was blown away to see all of the animals that are let to run free in this area! I had no idea. There were horses and ponies everywhere! Check out the animals that were right beside the edge of the road…

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However, it was donkeys that were most surprising and hilarious. One minute we were watching their cute little faces and the next they were rushing the car and sticking their faces in the window. John was laughing hysterically and trying to pet them as I was trying to get out of the way before they chomped my leg. I was squealing and John just kept laughing harder and harder. He was in tears. I’d never heard him laugh so hard. When I look back at the pictures I guess it was pretty funny!…

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They were fast like lightening. Who knew donkeys were so curious! Stay tuned for Sunday’s adventure…

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