Tuesday, 20 September 2011
Visit to Fountains Abbey
Today I went to visit Fountains Abbey with Alfie Crybbe as Judith was on holiday from work. Sadly as you will see from our pictures it was pouring with rain - but it was still a good day out - there aren't many good places like this that will let us dogs come in. Plenty of furtling opportunities here as there had been rabbits and pheasants about for sure.
Fountains Abbey was founded in 1132 and these are the largest monastic ruins in Britain. They are huge!
Here we are exploring inside - there are lots of passageways and huge windows and cloisters and altars all broken down but great to explore.
We had a stop for lunch and had to sit out in the rain as dogs weren't allowed in the cafe - but Judith & Leigh sat out with us and we got little snacks of cheese and ham to keep us going. On the way back Leigh took some pictures of 2 swans on one of the lakes:
We were out for 3 hours and this is me when we got back to the car - just to make it worse they had been cutting the grass so I got lovely green socks too!
I had to travel back in the crate with Alfie Crybbe so I didn't get the car seat to dirty. We had already decorated Judth & Leigh's trousers with lovely pawprints in mud. Happy days!