OK - so I left in pouring August rain (given the wall-to-wall sunshine we've had for a few week's previously) ... So.. decided to stop first of all in Somerset with a visit to Montacute House & Gardens with its Elizabethan architecture and lovely gardens!.. Well, I should have been enjoying the scent of roses.. but the weather was not permitting
Well, given no water, then no swim for Ponders :)
A huge scone and a cuppa for lunch
and then I headed off for a wander around Dorchester... it was still raining!
Someone has placed a fluffy Rabbit on Thomas Hardy's knee....rather fun I thought :D
I walked right down through the high street to revisit the river... no time (or weather) to have a wander along... that could be a visit for another day
Seems this is where the Mallards hang out...
And then, off to where I'm staying.... a welcome cuppa from my hosts as my room wasn't quite ready..