Plus of course, we're going to Iceland in less than two weeks and the high temperatures there are around 10C (50F). And I've read stories of people who were out whale watching or on some kind of boat tour in Iceland where they froze! So when I saw a deal the other day, I scooped it up!
We were in Abergavenny on Tuesday, and happened across a "discount" store. I spotted a rack of coats and the price of this one was only £10.00 ($16.50). Yes, tax included. When you see a price in the UK, that's the price you pay. Tried one on, and it fit really well, with a fleece lining and a warm hood. So I bought it. I love getting a deal!
Kevin, with his nice warm new coat. Just ignore Harvey going for a pee in the background!
We walked back over to Dore Abbey yesterday afternoon. Regular readers will remember that we were there last Friday, and we wanted to go up the old tower but we didn't have a flashlight with us. Well, we still didn't make it up there. Helen and Tony went up first, and did have a bit of a look around before a guy told them they weren't allowed. Then we tried and we went half way up and we were stopped by a guy who said he was a contractor and there's no insurance so he would be liable if we hurt ourselves. I argued with him, saying he should have a sign up at the bottom if that's the case, instead of course the sign says that you can go up at your own risk. Well of course it's at my own risk, who's risk would it be at?? Anyhow, I didn't make an issue of it, it wasn't worth it.
The church "poor box"
Afterwards, they wanted to carry on for a longer walk, so I took Harvey back to the house with me. I cut the grass, and did some more research for our Iceland trip. Turns out that Reykjavik airport is a 45 minute drive from Reykjavik and the shuttle bus from the airport costs around $15 each, each way. That's $60! There's got to be a cheaper way, and I will figure it out!
It was getting on towards 6:00pm by the time Ruth got back with the others. Here's a few photos she took along the way...
We decided that since it was getting on, we would try out the fish and chips shop in the village. It's a take away place, so Tony and I wandered down and ordered some food. They did a special piece of fish for Ruth with no batter on it, and two large orders of chips...total came to around £18 ($29). Not bad for the four of us.
It was good, but I was surprised that they didn't do their own home made tarter sauce. Instead they handed you packets of Heinz stuff.
Ruth, Tony, and Helen...and of course Harvey looking on!