Many people had been telling me to go there so now I thought it was finally time to go be adventurous. I had done all my research and walked to the busstop unaware of at what time the bus was to show up. Luckily it only took a about a 10 minute wait.
A Day Saver please.
And so my adventure started.
The trip took quite long, but it was worth it. During the trip there were a lot of spots where I thought *Stop the bus! I need to get out! [to make some pictures]*. The landscape was ever so beautiful, I can't even describe it. In the morning there was still a bit of mist lingering everywhere which gave everything a magical touch. Also the parts where we were driving through villages were interesting though. A lot of the streets I saw looked like they came straight out of holiday parks, but then with an English theme sort of. Very interesting.
So there I was in the bus. Cruising along on a street where you could drive pretty fast. So I did not see this coming..
Tyres screech..! [Just to get the idea right.]
Sudden turn of the wheels...
Off the main road,
heading straight to a tiny bridge that looked like it had survived the Middle Ages and whatever came after that, to have to carry the huge bloody bus now
First thing that went through my head was: You've got to be kidding me, right?
The bus took up all of the bridge. You wouldn't have been able to squeeze a person next to the bus.
Kudos for the driver, though, we made it across alive.
[Let's not think of the fact that dozens of busses drive across there every day.]
I got off in Lichfield (obviousely) and started walking around a bit in the centre. The place looked nice enough and the huge cathedral was visible pretty much everywhere you were walking. I was ever so hungry so I got myself something to drink [:D] and then I started looking for some sandwiches. Having located some sandwiches and having eaten them as a consequence, I carried on along the streets of Lichfield.
Who do I see?
Is it really..?
Judging the look on her face it is!
A colleague of mine was strolling down the streets of Lichfield with a friend of hers! What do you know! I was so happy to see a friendly face. She seemed happy to see me too and invited me to join them for a bite to eat and something to drink. After that they showed me the way around Lichfield, which came in handy, and then they had to leave because they had some things to take care of in Stafford.
After they had left I went into every charity shop I had seen on my tour to check out the book section. I also entered what I thought was a random bookshop. It turned out to be the birth house (?) of Samuel Johnson. The first person in Great Britain to write a dictionary! That was quite interesting. I took some pictures of the house and put them on here as well.
I also walked up to the cathedral, but there was a service going on and the man said I should come back in about an hour. I did not feel like doing that so decided to go home. After all, Gene had implied we go to Lichfield again some day and take a closer look at the cathedral. I'm in!
Eventually I was home at about five in the afternoon.
The rest of the evening was a blast too, as I was playing an online game with my house mate Tom and some mates back in Holland which was ever so funny. :D
Now back to another day of work. Another adventure to tell my colleagues about, even though Lichfield is one of the most normal places in the world to them. Ah well, at least they can share in my enthusiasm!