|This sign really amazed me. Virgin Trains are encouraging railway enthusiasts to take pictures sensibly. In both North America and Europe the opposite is the norm|
The country is green with much blossom. It is cloudy with a cool wind. The fields of rape seed (canola) are turning yellow.
Sam met us at the apartment which is small but well appointed and very centrally located. We are right across from the central market and very close to all the stores and pubs.
We heard quacking outside and found a pair of mallards on the roof of the building next door. They like the bread I throw out to them.
It was past 1800 by the time we had unpacked so we went out for a quick reconnoiter and then we checked out the Three Fishes. I have been looking forward to the first pint of Timothy Taylor's Landlord and I was not disappointed. The barman welcomed us back and remembered our previous visits. The Oswestry brewery Stationmaster was also on tap and we also tasted a Shrewsbury beer. The pub has not changed at all - no music, no TV, no video games although they now provide free wifi. It was just people coming in for a quiet chat and a drink.
|The first pint was an excellent Timothy Taylor's Landlord|
|This is my favorite for this part of the country|
|Hop Twister is a Shrewsbury beer with hints of grapefruit.|
Supper tonight was from the Town Fryer. We ordered two pieces of cod and had to wait while they dipped the fish in batter and fried it. Fresh cooked cod was a real treat,