Exploring tidy towns and verdant countryside in England this Autumn was the fulfillment of a lifelong dream.
Doing so with my dear friend Katy made it even better, especially when we got to her hometown of Salisbury.
Katy is a wiz at languages and history and she introduced me to legends, characters and stories that made Salisbury come alive. I loved it!
Salisbury is a perfect town for walking, with so many beautiful pathways wending along placid streams, through little woods, and charming shops.
I’d heard of the beauty of English roses, but they are even more stunning in real life.
I love the many outdoor seating areas – benches by the creek, picnic tables on the green – and I’d like to return one day to sit awhile with a good book or simply watch the world go by.
Our path led us to a rather wonderful old churchyard, ancient lichen-covered graves nestled among rose bushes and broad stretches of green grass. Even though it was in the heart of town, it still felt serene and peaceful.
We left the quiet of the churchyard and followed the path to the main square where a splendid market was in full swing. I’ll share pictures from there next time. 🙂
What is your favorite town to walk through?