Sunday, April 26, 2015
KINGSTON LACY ESTATE
It was fun to see the Wellington Monument again off in the distance. I'd seen it on the way down to Cornwall and now again heading inland. It is a huge triangle tower standing at 175 feet on the highest point in the Black Down Hills. It was built to commemorate the Duke of Wellington's victory at the Battle of Waterloo. We were driving too fast to get a good photo!
Along the road we saw fields full of sheep, cattle, acres of rapeseed (used to make oil) that is so yellow when the sun is out it almost blinds you. Very reminiscent of sunflowers in the summer. Years ago when I first saw it we thought it was mustard. There were many of the huge modern wind machines, acres of solar panels, thatch covered houses and so much more.
After touring the house we visited the tea room in the stables and enjoyed another hour of visiting with Jane while having tea and cake. It was hard to say goodbye but I'm sure we'll meet again one of these years! Off with Daisy taking us the short route down the tiny roads in this area but she got us to our home for the night. Hilltop Barn B&B is just what the name implies; it was a large barn that was converted into a large family home. Now that the children are gone they've converted it into a B&B. Very homely and lovely. We went out to a local place
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