|Very soon after.|
|Moon setting over deer in a park near Beetham.|
Taken a few days before today's visit.
I think it's fair to say we didn't see the town at it's best; the dull grey misery of the morning was punctuated only by the occasional torrential downpour, not ideal conditions for sightseeing. We had a mooch around the Emporium and a brief wander along the high street before we decided to call it quits and head for another garden centre. This time our horticultural trail took us south to Beetham Nurseries in, well, Beetham. We'd stopped there briefly in the summer to pick up a piece for our hosepipe and I could have sworn I spotted some plants out of the corner of my eye, so our hopes were high. We weren't disappointed; this time the chrissy decs etc. were slotted in around real gardening stuff rather than the other way around and we passed a fun half hour poking around the main shopping area before making a dash for it across the outdoor plants section to the cafe. It had been nearly 90 minutes since our previous drink so things were getting desperate. Replete, we took one last turn around the shop where I purchased some fine Parmesan biscuits (an essential addition to any garden) and headed for home.
For someone who is usually irritatingly well organised I'm rather enjoying this "last minute, let's see what someone suggests" approach to sightseeing. We've got a couple of ideas lined up for the next 3 days, but I am wide open to other ideas. Especially if they don't involve garden centres.