Wednesday, 12 August 2009

Full Day At The Forest Of Dean

Today was busy! We started out at Puzzlewood, a 1 mile trek through the woods. However, these weren't your normal, run of the mill woods. They were the woods that you would see in movies like Twilight, Lord of The Rings, or Princess Bride. The trees and rocks were bright green with moss! The trails wound round big trees, and ravines. It was really great to look at! I took a ton of pictures, but unfortunately, while there is internet here, the upload speed is rubbish so I'll have to upload pictures when I'm back at Chris's house.

From there we went to Clearwell Caves. It was one of Britain's oldest underground mines. I had never been in a mine before. It was very cold in there which was a great break from the mugginess of the day. It had been threatening to rain on and off all day.

Our third and final stop was to take a ride on an old steam engine train. The railway is celebrating it's 200th birthday this year. It was a nice ride through the Forest of Dean. It was also exceedingly fun to see Chris and all of the other men and boys alike. I think every man turns into a 6 year old when it comes to trains. There was a gaggle of guys around the front of the train when the engine separated from the train to turn around and the same group of guys, Chris included, headed to the other end to watch it re-attach to the train. It was too funny!

Pictures will be coming as soon as I can get a quicker internet connection. The speed here reminds me of a really fast modem! Yikes.


  1. hahaha! That's really funny about the dudes and watching the train.

    It sounds like a lovely, busy day with really amazing scenery. I can't wait to see pictures!

  2. Men and trains...had the same experience at Strasberg Railroad in PA with Ed and Dennis...again...I think we see every train every where we go!!!