Glastonbury to Dorchester
12.08.2010 - 12.08.2010 20 °C
After another lovely breakfast around the table with the other guests at the Magdelene Inn, we set the GPS for Street. Not a Street, Street the town, where there happened to be an outlet shopping village. After about 5 minutes of travel, we arrived. After about 30 minutes of shopping, we had only made it out of two stores. Our initial plan of 1 hour of shopping turned into 2 and we both came away with some good bargains - just no room in our cases for them!!!!! Something will have to give!
After that we went down to just outside Yeovil to see Montacute House (which has also featured in Sense and Sensability) and their gardens. We then travelled some back lanes to visit some family history towns for me before setting sail for Lyme Regis and the first bit of ocean I have seen on my trip here.
TomTom once again sent us down some single vehicle country lanes. In Australia we have the one finger wave of acknowledgement (especially in the country), here it is the four fingered wave and it is used very frequently because you constantly have to stop on the narrow roads to let oncoming traffic through. The light flash is also used to beckon somone on, unfortunately I am still getting used to the lights being on the other side so when I tried to do that today, all I achieved was to set the front and back windshield wipers working which Dawn thought was very funny.
We are spending the night in Dorchester and head to Bournemouth tomorrow.