Goodbye England. Goodbye again Europe.
Our farewells were said by church & castle ruins, cliffs and beaches. Places where I couldn't even believe they existed in the real world. I wandered the ruins of an old grand church. Imagining what it looked like when the ceilings still stood perched high in the sky. I climbed winding castle tower stairs and felt as if any moment my thighs would snap apart. The stairs were steep and small. How could anyone have lived like this? Oh, but they did. There was a history lesson being told on the grass.
I was by myself as "A" and my sisters family ventured on their own. I explored the little rooms that you could enter and take a small break in from the steep stairs. Then finally I was at the top. Walking above the castle walls. I felt woozy. I am afraid of heights. Deathly afraid. I had to do it thought. I had to see the view. I had to stand above a once grand castle surrounded by water and lily pads.
We spent our last days at the beach. It was chilly and rainy just what I expected for England in the spring. The beaches surrounded by cliffs, rock and sand were how I imagined them to be. I watched movies with these types of english beaches and it was how I always thought it would be.
Everything seemed muted in tone. Like white and blue and beige. I can't explain it but the eye adjusts in a certain way.
This is the day Juby decided she wanted to be a photographer. I was honored and delighted. She was so serious about it. The way she wanted us to pose. The things she was photographing. She was all business. It was a proud moment for me.
I wanted to live in this little english country side dream for a while longer but we had spent over 40 days now in Europe and it was time to go home.
Our sea side home in Croatia and cooking every night with my grandma had ended, our little journey and mini stay in Geneva and exploration of the side of France we hadn't seen was done, our time spent with friends in Barcelona and our rush of spain was over and now our sweet and simple life on the english country side had also come to an end.