Lancs & Cornwall 06
Day 5 - Sawley Abbey,
Aquascope, Dave's Aquarium, Downham and The Moors
Tuesday, 19 Sep. 2006 - In the morning before heading out to Aquascope we
stopped off at an old ruined abbey called Sawley Abbey to take some photos.
I took my time wandering around the ruins while taking photos.
I think it will take me a long time before I stop being fascinated by
the concept of such historical landmarks being so commonplace that
people stop noticing them anymore. I personally didn't realize
how much time I spent wandering around but when I got back to the car
Andy asked me if I was trying to rebuild the abbey since I was gone
Afterwards we went to look around Aquascope to see what fish were
in. It was at this point I noticed a trend in peoples reactions
when they saw Andy. It seemed like everyone he saw on a regular basis remarked at how
well he was dressed and that they didn't recognize him without a
helmet on or a camera around his neck! I know it took a lot of effort not to laugh at his reactions to
the comments because Andy's face turned a nice bright red at this
point. It was nice to see the shop that Andy visited on such a
regular basis and from which we had a lot of photos of a great variety
of fish. I really enjoyed seeing some of the large rays they had in
and their new shark tank was recently opened for public viewing.
Once we left Aquascope we headed out to see the shop in Bolton.
It was an amazingly large shop and they had a lot of fish in that we
both hadn't seen before. It's too bad I didn't take my camera in
as they had a lot of fish we didn't have photo's of on our website
yet. Had we not been leaving for Cornwall so soon afterwards we
would have picked up some fish and plants for Andy's tank.
From Bolton we went back to
Downham for super then went for a drive up
on the moors. We stopped at the windmills to se the sunset and take
some pictures. We headed back over the tops towards Haworth to show
Andy the hostel that mom and I stayed in during our visit the previous
year. It definitely brought back memories from my trip with my
mom! We also drove towards Burnley on the same road from Haworth
to see the rock mom stopped beside so I couldn't get out of the car!
Afterwards Andy decided to take me around to see where his old shop
was in Crosshills. Unfortunately it was getting dark by this
time so we weren't able to drive around the area very much. It
was around this time that I started getting a little over confident
with driving on the left hand side of the road and stopped
concentrating on the turns I was making. Big mistake! As I
approached an intersection I was waiting to make a left hand turn and
was watching both directions to make sure traffic had cleared. Once I
saw a gap in the traffic I proceeded to make my left hand turn and was
suddenly faced with a car coming straight at me flashing their
headlights like crazy and Andy asking what I was doing! I
was suddenly very afraid and quickly realized my mistake. Fortunately
I waited for a large enough gap and was able to make it back into the
proper lane before any damage was done. I know that I rattled
myself, but Andy was great about it and didn't say very much other
then he wondered why I was making a really wide turn like that!
I ended up calling it a night after that and only wanted to get back
to Andy's to allow myself to calm down a little. Thankfully the
rest of the drive home was nice and uneventful, even if I did
start concentrating on my turns a little more.
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