|The early morning light in Oxford was good for photography.|
|We were greeted by this Hawker Hunter|
|There were tanks and other vehicles as well as aircraft|
|A Hooded Crow was searching for something edible|
|The aircraft were being given some TLC|
The RAF Museum at Cosford was very well set out. There are three main halls or hangers as well as a number of larger aircraft outside. There were several areas where kids could play and the whole exhibit was very well conceived and carried out. I was disappointed that there was no Lancaster on display and the Spitfire was a full sized Airfix kit, impressive in its own right. We spent a good time going over the exhibits then had a drink, a snack and an ice cream before taking our time back to the station to catch the one car puddle jumper on to Shrewsbury.
Mary and I spent a month at the Prince Rupert hotel on Butcher Row and we checked in in good time to take in some of the cycle racing which is on a larger circuit this year. It was pleasantly warm and we walked along by the river, through the Dingle Gardens and along to the English Bridge, up Wyle Cop to St. Alkmunds and dropped into the Three Fishes for a pint of Timothy Taylor's Landlord. I was greeted warmly by Danny and Wendy who were pleased to see me.
|It is unusual to see cattle in the river close to the boathouses.|
The river was calm and beautiful.
We munched a pork sandwich while watching the end of the racing and came back for an early night.