26.08.2011 - 26.08.2011
Friday August 26.
Susan's day for full English breakfast at the Premier Inn. Love the Premier Inn.
All went out this morning without raincoats, presumably from some sense of misplaced optimism. Went to Jorvik, an archaeological recreation of the Viking settlement at York circa 800. A good set of displays and period workers, one of whom offered to sacrifice Alison to the gods to end the rain. Also a spectacular "ride" through a recreation of the town, based on the results of exploration in York. It's like a slow underground gondola, that takes you past different scenes, all carefully and artfully recreated. It's refreshingly devoid of any high tech wizardry. Well worth the 20 quid (kids free with the coupon Susan printed off the York website).
Still raining, only harder. Retreat to hotel with Tesco sandwiches.
Fish and chips for dinner at the Fryaway down Blossom street. We eventually choose 2 large haddock and chips. 11 quid. Including curry gravy. Good and filling. Our traditional English dinner quotient has now been fulfilled. Check.